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The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
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it was ok
bookshelves: book-club-nerdfighter

It is done. The book is finally done.

What I Liked:
1. I really enjoyed the style of this book. It was a collection of diary entries and letters from lots of different people, but mainly Octavian Nothing.

2. This book gives a very interesting perspective on the Revolutionary War. Most of my readings from this era are from the (white) revolutionists, so it was interesting to read a fictional account of a slave in the British Army. This book has inspired me to do more reading on this era in the US's history.

What I Didn't Like:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol II: The Kingdom on the Waves followed the same format as The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party; however, the second volume did not have the same Gothic feel that the first volume did. Even though I was not a huge fan of the first book, the horror elements kept me going, this book dragged.

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Reading Progress

February 8, 2013 – Shelved
February 8, 2013 – Shelved as: book-club-nerdfighter
June 7, 2013 – Started Reading
June 7, 2013 –
9.0% "I gotta find out what happens Octavian."
June 8, 2013 –
25.0% "Things are looking up for Octavian, for the moment at least."
June 9, 2013 –
37.0% "Poor Octavian. At least his friend is okay for now."
June 9, 2013 –
52.0% "I want good things for Octavian, but I also know how this war is going to turn out..."
June 10, 2013 –
64.0% "Slow moving, but I will finish this book."
June 11, 2013 –
78.0% "I don't think things are going to end well for Octavian."
June 12, 2013 – Finished Reading

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