May. 5th, 2016

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I finally finished Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory by Julian Thompson (13) I found it both interesting (the detailed accounts of the fighting that the BEF engaged in) and frustrating (the paucity of maps)> The introduction promised to explain in detail the author's perspective that the British forces, far from being crushed by their rapid and chaotic defeat and loss of most of their materiel

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (14) This struck me as being of the part of Pratchett's oeuvre tastes of which always made me reluctant to read his work. There is a lot of rather feeble joking and a large handful of the recurring characters which I'm sure delight Pratchett fans just by appearing. What it's missing is the thoughfulness that went into his later books, the well developed characters, and a plot amounting to more than "something turns up with no warning that proceeds to nearly destroy the world, and then doesn't". C-

In progress:

Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn
With Zeal and Bayonets Only by Matthew Spring
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne
Blood of Victory by Alan Furst
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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