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1632 by Eric Flint
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Oct 16, 08

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Recommended to Barb by: The boys of Caer Cynin
Recommended for: an early-modern European history geek
Read in October, 2008, read count: once

** spoiler alert ** Oh, I SO wanted to like this book. I love the premise. The results, not so much.

I realize that disbelief needs to be suspended when you're dealing with this kind of fiction, but I need something to suspend it from. If you're going to have access to live grenades and Claymore mines, you've at least got to give me a reasonable idea of where they came from. If you're going to have the avuncular doctor congratulating an 18 year old boy on his recent engagement to a German camp follower, shouldn't said doctor at least warn the young man that his blushing bride is nearly certain to give him syphilis? And so on....

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Reading Progress

10/14/2008 page 105
17.59% "Trying this one again. Got distracted the first time."

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