A Cruel Fate
I love Lindsey Davis, but will stick with Falco from now on...
Premise: Martin Watt’s is a bookseller who has never stepped foot out of line, is captured for being on the wrong side of a war he didn’t care much about. This short novel follows his story as a prisoner of war and the treatment and brutality received. The novel also contains the story of Jan Afton whose brother has also been captured during the turmoil. Jane being regarded as a spinster to her family is sent to find out what has happened to her brother and retrieve him.
I really enjoyed this sh...more
I am enjoying reading Lindsey Davis' Roman Detective, Marcus Didius Falco, who is a bit like Bogart but before the f ...more
However I was more than a little disappointed at the telling. For a story about confinement and isolation, we only spend a small amount of t ...more
The content, as you might expect, being in times of war and the era, is awful, in fact it's just plain brutal and horrific! There is hope and a slither of romance but mostly it's horrid!
I liked the idea of the quickread books; I love books and think that it would be great if more people realized how wonderful they are. I love Lindsey Davis, and figured anything she'd written would be great. I expected a short, well written historical novelette with great characters, humor, and plot twists, and since I could get the ebook for less than a buck and read it immediately, how could I lose?
The best thing I can say about it is that I only was ...more
I can see the value in books like these for people who want to improve their reading skills, and I'm proud of authors who take on the challenge of writing these books so that they can be enjoyed.