Friday, March 29, 2013

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.

Go to sleep forever berries. Waverley Flora Park, Bellerive. January 2013.

Bring the Jubilee, Ward Moore: A long-considered classic of alternate history, this novel envisages a world in which the Confederacy win the American Civil War, and then serves up a rather large twist in the final quarter. Interestingly, Moore chooses to do so through the eyes of the archetypal “passive hero.” I liked it. B.

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