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The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell
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Sep 25, 2009

it was ok
Read in September, 2009

Least favorite of 'Dance to the Music of Time,' and I hope this one is not an indication of where the last three volumes are going. This one centers on the winding down of WWII, and narrator Nick Jenkins' job in Allied Liason in London. That means the reader meets a lot of European middle ranking military attaches who are hard to keep track of, and whom I found uninteresting. Although Widmerpool makes his necessary and, as always, entertaining appearance, no other familiar characters are around much. The most intriguing new character, Pamela Flitton, just flits in and out of the action. And, as if he wanted a break, Powell uses up more than a page quoting Proust.
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