6% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Immediately I was surprised and impressed with how Lawrence places himself within the broader scope of history. He does not see himself as a ‘great man’, but a guest in a strange land who just happens to share the ideals of the times.

And the writing is superb – if I didn’t know better I’d say this was a work of fiction. Yet I get the feeling that though Lawrence writes so well, he’s not overly nostalgic.