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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Burmese Days - George Orwell Wry and a bit overblown with thickly-strewn symbolism. A lot of the action related to the mores and manners of British colonial culture looks silly from the current perspective, and is already faintly ridiculous to Orwell. It is interesting and useful to see that keeping and saving face matters as much to the British as to the Burmese. Flory's penultimate action is histrionic and does not ring true. It seems to be driven more by the plot than by Flory's previously-described actions and character.