A Find: The Balkan Trilogy
I like to read fiction shortly before going to sleep. It can't be stuff that will cause weird dreams or keep me up. The simple rule is the novel must be very well-written.
The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning neatly fits that bill. I bought it in a used bookstore several months ago. The BBC's film version called Fortunes of War, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, eluded my notice.
So the other night, I took it from the shelf, started reading, and after ten pages, paused and thought, "This is really very good."
I'm hooked. Check it out.