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The Reavers by George MacDonald Fraser
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Sep 18, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: humour, historical
Read from August 01 to September 17, 2010 , read count: 0

This is the type of book you have to be in the right mood to read.

I wasn't.

It's an anachronistic, anything-goes, extremely broad comedy, laced with modern references and humour, a burlesque in every sense of the word. It's crazed, nonsensical, good natured and dizzying all in equal measure, but the sheer anarchic nature of the writing is enough to put off most readers.

I read through half of it and enjoyed what I read before deciding to settle on a more routine read. It's not often I abandon a book but I just didn't have the mental determination to sit through any more of this.

Definitely an acquired taste!

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