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Pretty good so far, I hear it lulls a bit where I am now. I did like that in the most recent it wasn't a build up to one chapter where all the major events took place, spread them out a bit. I really enjoyed that aspect of ASoIAF where major events for different characters happen through out the book.
The History Non-Fiction Group is voting for the Oct-Dec Quarterly Group read. We've had several interesting books nominated. Please take a look and vote if you'd like to join in.
Hi Dan - not sure if you ever got around to reading The Linguist and the Emperor but the discussion thread is now up in the Non-Fiction History group.
Nominations for the Oct-Dec Quarterly read in the Non-Fiction History group are in progress. Please feel free to nominate a book you'd like to see us read together.
Thanks for the friendship invite--always good to hear from a fellow alternate-history fan! Turtledove is certainly the best in the genre, although some of his stand alone novels tend to be a real letdown (ie, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, Cross Time Traffic, The Two Georges, etc). I do have high hopes for "The Man with the Iron Heart" and I am really looking forward to his War That Came Early series. In a similar vein, I would also recommend Douglas Niles and Micheal Dobson's "Fox" duology (Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front) as well their latest release 'MacArthur's War", all of which deal with the Second World War. Robert Conroy's books are good (if somewhat short on length); each book is titled after the year of a major event in real history, with the story detailing how events deviate from the historical record.
Anyway, thanks again for the invite and feel free to drop me note anytime! Cheers!
Dan - the book is great...not happy but well written and well researched. I have been alternating between rage and deep sorrow and I'm not even halfway through. You have to read this.
Hi Dan. Just thought you'd like to know that, in addition to the paperback and hardcover versions, my book "Weeds Like Us" is now available on KINDLE at www.amazon.com. It's also available on SONY READER. Other e-versions are coming soon! Best wishes, Gunter
I know what you mean...I'm buried under books that I'm reading for one group or another. It's starting to feel like college. :-)