Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair 1942

This novel was outstanding and introduced me to Upton Sinclair's 11 volume Lanny Budd series. Dragon's Teeth is the 3rd book of the series. Lanny Budd is a 30-something rich American living in Europe in the early 1930's. The plot revolves around the rise of Hitler in Germany and the beginning of Jewish persecution and the competing forces of socialism, facism, communism and capitalism. Lanny's sister's husband, Freddi Robbin is Jewish and Freddi's family has close connections to the Budds and their struggles in Europe create a riveting plot within the larger historical context. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.

Here is a link to a New York Times article dated 7/22/2005 about the Lanny Budd series:


Tim said...

But, you leave out other books. Pulitzer prizes have, recently become political.

the drew said...

Do you know of a place where I could find this book? I have been searching all over Illinois, where I live, and have only found one copy of it and it was $50 leather-bound version of it. I'd love to purchase your copy, if you're up for that. Either way, could you give me some advice?

Mehato said...

I have read this outstanding novel five times with full pleasure of its elegant English sentences with exciting idea and the most wonderful conclusion for every chapter. I rate it ten out of ten. I hope to find it on the web to let other read it.