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Mostly, I get my books at the library these days, since I usually don't buy novels. Most of the books I own... more »
- Northern Virginia, USA
- member since January 2, 2009
I read and enjoyed Massie's "Peter the Great" years ago when it first came out but, when I tried to re-read it recently I was bored to tears. Just finished "Catherine the Great" by the way, having mostly skimmed the last 150 pages. Guess I've been spoiled recently by reading two AMAZING books: "Citizens of London" by Lynne Olson and "To End All Wars" by Adam Hochschild.
Since you're considering reading Massie's new biography of Catherine the Great a word of warning. I've found it to be very disappointing, quite repetitive and dull. Only about 150 pages to go so I'll try to stick it out. You should consider reading the "one-star" reviews on amazon.com before starting this ponderous tome.
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