Herman Wouk was an American author, born on May 27, 1915, and passed away on May 17, 2019. He was best known for his epic novels, many of which were set against the backdrop of World War II. Wouk’s writing style was often characterized by his meticulous attention to historical detail and his ability to create complex, multi-dimensional characters. Some of his most influential works include “The Caine Mutiny” (1951), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, “Marjorie Morningstar” (1955), and “The Winds of War” (1971) and its sequel “War and Remembrance” (1978). These novels solidified Wouk’s reputation as a master storyteller and a chronicler of American history.

Wouk’s literary style is often associated with historical fiction and his ability to intertwine personal drama with major historical events. His works often explore themes of duty, honor, and the human experience during times of war. Wouk’s writing continues to be celebrated for its vivid portrayal of characters and its ability to transport readers to different eras in history. His novel “Don’t Stop the Carnival” (1965) is a departure from his usual historical fiction, as it is a comedic and satirical take on the experience of an American who moves to the Caribbean to run a hotel.

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  • 1965: Don’t Stop The Carnival, by Herman Wouk

    Don’t Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk is a humorous novel set in the Caribbean. Published by Doubleday & Company in 1965, this book club edition is a must-read for fans of contemporary fiction. The mustard-colored hardcover volume features lettering on the spine, while the dust jacket is in near mint condition. With 352 pages, the book is clean, tightly bound, and free of any markings or writings. The deckled fore-edges and red top edges add a touch of elegance to this well-preserved copy. Although there is a little bit of foxing on the inside of the dust jacket, the book itself is in excellent condition.

    Dive into the plot as the protagonist, Norman Paperman, embarks on a hilarious journey to escape his mundane life and become the owner of a Caribbean hotel.