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Old 09-12-2019, 12:46 AM   #28501
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Perhaps there's a memoir in her future, I Also Am a Cat, perhaps?

Bringing this back around to topic, I'm almost done with I Am a Cat!
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I admire your fortitude, issybird!

Meanwhile, having finished The Shepherd's Life in good time for the Club discussion, and having sidetracked myself onto a reread of a 1913 book set in the same area of England, I am now reading Loving by Henry Green, set in Ireland during the period of the Second World War. Eire was of course neutral, so it gives a very different feeling in terms of observing the war at a distance.
I too admire your fortitude, issybird!

I've read a couple of so-so fantasies since finishing The Shepherd's Life, so time for a bit of a change. Cycling back to a series I sort of lost track of a while back, but quite enjoyed -- Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series. I appear to have left off just after starting the fifth, The Deeds of the Disturber, so restarting from the beginning. I didn't stop reading because I didn't like it, but something interfered and I just lost track. Plus I have an excellent Audible version, with narration by Barbara Rosenblatt.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:10 AM   #28502
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When I noticed it was an Alan Grant book, I switched to The Franchise Affair. Which I then found that although technically an Alan Grant book, he plays almost no part in it at all


I enjoyed The Franchise Affair. Not much mystery, but a nice description of the characters and the finding of a solution.

Next up: F&SF, Sep/Oct 2019.
Which was their 70th Anniversary issue, and very good. I've certainly enjoyed it a lot more with their 'new' editor, CC Finlay. (Checking, I see that he's now been editor for over four years!

Next up: Sharpe's Enemy by Bernard Cornwell. The 15th Sharpe Novel (by internal chronology).
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:51 AM   #28503
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Hi,

I wonder, does anybody know Tenebra Zeta #1 - Tomb of Plagues by Justin Bedard? I have finished it a few days ago, and was pleasantly surprised it was quite good :-) It is fast-paced, but there is plenty of space for the main duo's interactions and the end isn't as straightforward as it may seem :-D

I have started reading the next book in the series too, and I'm glad I picked the rest of the series as well :-)
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:16 AM   #28504
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Finally got back to my reading this week. Last night I finished “White Jenna” by Jane Yolen, the second Great Alta book. I quite liked it, as it was a good conclusion to the story set up in the first book, “Sister Light, Sister Dark.” I enjoyed the contrast between the actual story the historical/mythic asides. The plot really raced along.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:35 AM   #28505
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Next up: Sharpe's Enemy by Bernard Cornwell. The 15th Sharpe Novel (by internal chronology).
Which was the usual enjoyable historical romp. So enjoyable, I'm going straight on to the next one: Sharpe's Honour.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:41 AM   #28506
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I'm reading:

Churchill Goes to War: Winston's Wartime Journeys by Brian Lavery, which is about Churchill's trips to meet with the other two of the Big Three during WWII. I don't like it as much as a glowing review by a friend at Goodreads led me to expect, as it's (naturally enough) heavy on logistics, not really my thing. Still fascinating as insight into Churchill; I'm not a huge fan and this book plays into that.

Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, the fourth Barchester novel. I'm happy to say that Trollope's back on his typical witty and insightful form after a disappointing outing in Dr. Thorn.

Spartan Women by Sarah B. Pomeroy, which is rather a dud. There's not that much historical evidence for the lives of women in ancient Sparta, so of necessity this book is both repetitive and highly speculative. That would be fine with an engaging narrative, but while Pomeroy can research, she can't write. There are gems here, but you work for them.

Sharpe's Revenge by Bernard Cornwell, the 19th Sharpe novel. Somewhat coincidentally, I just finished the Aubrey/Maturin book that deals with the same period of the end (not so fast) of the Napoleonic Wars and the immediate aftermath. Overall, I've preferred the Sharpe novels where Cornwell gets inventive and plotty to those where Sharpe is the key person to winning every single freaking battle in the peninsular wars, so I'm good.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:57 PM   #28507
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to those where Sharpe is the key person to winning every single freaking battle in the peninsular wars
Eliminating those books doesn't leave much of the series.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:54 AM   #28508
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Which was the usual enjoyable historical romp. So enjoyable, I'm going straight on to the next one: Sharpe's Honour.
And that was so much fun I went straight onto Sharpe's Regiment.

And now I'm not sure what'll be next.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:45 AM   #28509
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Next up: Sharpe's Enemy by Bernard Cornwell. The 15th Sharpe Novel (by internal chronology).
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And that was so much fun I went straight onto Sharpe's Regiment.
My Goodreads ratings on these:

Sharpe's Enemy ****
Sharpe's Honor **
Sharpe's Regiment ***

Obviously I'm all over the place on them! For me, three stars is the baseline, four stars is quite spiffy indeed and two stars is pretty bad. (I thought Sharpe's Honor was ridiculous.)
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Cornwell lost me entirely when he hanged his second ringer. Once was dubious enough, but twice?


Flaws and all, they are great fun; I'll be sorry to reach the last of them and it's in sight.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:39 PM   #28510
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I admit, I quite enjoyed them for a while. But their sameness finally got to me, and I got bored. Perhaps, in another year or two, I'll be ready to return to Sharpe's gallantry and his ladies.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:22 PM   #28511
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I admit, I quite enjoyed them for a while. But their sameness finally got to me, and I got bored. Perhaps, in another year or two, I'll be ready to return to Sharpe's gallantry and his ladies.
According to goodreads, I read two of these about 10 years ago... and was utterly underwhelmed by the sameness (and likely the ladies).
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:30 PM   #28512
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:01 PM   #28513
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According to goodreads, I read two of these about 10 years ago... and was utterly underwhelmed by the sameness (and likely the ladies).
The TV series, with Sean Bean, was actually quite fun. But the books? Meh.
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The TV series, with Sean Bean, was actually quite fun. But the books? Meh.
Ah well, each to his own. That I've ripped through three in four days makes them good reads for me - fun and enjoyable.
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And that was so much fun I went straight onto Sharpe's Regiment.
Next up: The Blood of the Fifth Knight by E. M. Powell. Historical fiction in the time of King Henry II
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