- Livermore, CA, USA
- member since June 9, 2009
Sharmyn C’s last login was Monday, October 11, 2010.
People of the Book was a book club selection a couple months ago; I don't know why, but I never got around to finishing it. The rest of the group raved about it. It sounds a little bit like Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes, which follows the "life" of an accordion from its construction through all its different owners.
Furst writes engaging characters, mostly all between 1935-1945. His settings all seem to involve people in various parts of Europe as WWII engulfs them, and how many of them become involved in intelligence whether they wanted to or not. He has an amazing knowledge of what was going on in places like Ruthenia (who knew there WAS such a place as Ruthenia?) at that time, without shoving a bunch of boring historical detail at you.