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The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
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Sep 05, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: historical-fiction

This is history masquerading as fiction. Some, most, would call it historical fiction but the history has overwhelmed the fiction and damages the narrative thrust of the book. And the characters are flat and mostly unsympathetic...especially Arron and Natalie Jastrow...their willful narcissism is deeply unappealing and unconvincing...Pug Henry is a lifeless linchpin of this burdensome tome...this ain't Proust...but wasn't expecting it to be.

I even find the history, though detailed, to be not as good as it might be...but then this book is from another generation of historiographers.

Not really worth your time unless there's nothing else to do but listen to your wife nag. ^^

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