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review 2016-06-03 23:21
Christopher and Columbus by Elizabeth von Arnim
Christopher and Columbus - Elizabeth von Arnim

I thought this would be a fun light read, but it turned out to be a good example of a book that has not stood the test of time. (Amusingly, the bookjacket states that it's set on the eve of WWII - given that the book was published in 1919, naming the wrong war should have been an easy mistake to catch.) I read 131 pages and it had yet to arrive at a plot. A novel's got to have something at stake; even if it's just "can the protagonist keep the surprise party a secret?", there has to be something going on that makes us want to keep reading. I will get my dose of escapism elsewhere.

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review 2007-08-01 00:00
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus - Orson Scott Card Interesting book I read years ago. I love the uncovering of certain historical information in the novel -- the real story of the biblical flood and other moments are fun. but ultimately it's Orson Scott Card so the ideas are only so good and the execution is labored. I've never finished another one of his books.
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