Charles Hooper


Born 1942, same week as the Battle of Midway. M.A. in religious education plus 2 years of theological school, but I worked as a commercial artist for 35 years. Married Janet in 1964 and we have two daughters and two granddaughters. We live in a log house in the woods in Franklin, Tennessee, 15 miles south of Nashville.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Most of the fiction that I read is from the classics. I admire writers who love language. The books of Charles Dickens have never really been turned into good movies because the beauty of his work is in the language, not the images. Somerset Maugham's short stories and novels take me a long time to read because I keep being stopped by a glistening sentence that I have to read again and again. A favorite subject is history, particularly American history. At the moment I am reading Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton, a wonderful read which follows his bio of George Washington, also amazing. I have some favorite books that I have read several times in my life and to which I keep returning, including The History of Rome, Moby Dick, anything by Mark Twain, and the complete series of Sherlock Holmes stories by Conan Doyle. At the moment, interspersed with the Hamilton bio, I am struggling through Aristotle's Ethics.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle, not even the latest model, but it is wonderful. I carry around about a hundred books in one hand.
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