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Farthing - Jo Walton
Farthing
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3.93 305
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765314215 (0765314215)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
Series: Small Change (#1)
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markk
markk rated it
4.0 A very English murder mystery in an nightmare world
Jo Walton’s novel opens with a typical mystery – a murder at an English country house – in a most atypical world. It is one in which the British did not defeat the Nazis, but sued for peace on the even of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Eight years after the “Farthing Peace”, the appeaser...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
5.0 Farthing
Hypocrisy in action! My reading this book, I mean.It's one of those truisms in entertainment: If you want to attract attention, put some Nazis in your work. Therefore, I'm wary when it comes to fiction about WWII that has been written decades after the war. Most of the the time it's either fetishizi...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Farthing
Very effectively written alternate history that was serious without being ham handed. I liked both main characters, and how their aims didn't always meet but how their stories fit together. I'd probably be more interested in a book about her than him, but I guess that's not what the rest of the seri...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 Those who are innocent have nothing to fear?
Deftly blended, this combination of an alternate world history with an English country house mystery opens in 1949, but it’s not exactly the 1949 or England we know. Eight years earlier a group of conservative, anti-semitic politicians known as the “Farthing set” made peace with Nazi Germany, securi...
Stewartry
Stewartry rated it
3.0 I kind of wish I'd stopped with this one...
This was a very odd book. I enjoyed most of it, but it was very odd. It took a bit of mental calisthenics to adapt to a 1949 London in which "Old Adolph admired England and had no territorial ambitions across the channel". Because this world's Old Adolph most certainly had all sorts of ambitions acr...
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