Those Flashy books are so good. Funny and historical. Almost nothing else like them.
Have you ever read Thomas Holt’s historical novels? They’re humorous, too. There are only 4 of them: A Song for Nero, Meadowland, Alexander at the World’s End and Olympiad. Under the slightly different name Tom Holt he writes odd fantasy humor.
I’m reading *A Splendor of Letters *by Nicholas Basbanes. It’s about how the material medium of writing, like papyrus, stone, paper, etc., has affected the history of … well, history. And literature.
And i’m reading the novel Fools Errant by Matthew Hughes. A funny scifi adventure (I like humor novels. But they are a lot harder to find than serious ones. Vonnegut once wrote that one idea is enough for a trilogy of serious novels but you need thousands of ideas to write a funny book. That might explain it.)