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  •  I'm currently reading... (7+ / 0-)

    Mary Gentle's Ash: A Secret History.  Definitely military fiction - it's a tale of a female mercenary leading a mercenary company in an alternate history of Europe, one in which golems may have really existed and the Visigoths may have penetrated far further into Europe than the history books say.  (Only halfway through, so I can't say anything for certain yet.)

    Also, I recently read the newest Jacqueline Winspear entry in her Maisie Dobbs series.  It's a mystery series featuring a private investigator who served as a nurse in WW1 and has taken up investigating now that the war is over.  The shadow of WW1 falls over all of the books, plays a key role in all the mysteries Dobbs solves, and WWII draws ever nearer.  It's not military fiction in the strict sense, but it is certainly about the impact of war.

      •  Ash IS (VERY) good stuff... (0+ / 0-)

        but confusing at first!  It's not exactly an alternative Europe... the timeline is in the process of changing as you read the story!  

        "History" keeps changing, from the version the viewpoint scholar (a minor character) is in the middle of doing his dissertation on (!), to the history we know!  Facts and documents keep disappearing on the poor sod!  

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 10:27:40 PM PDT

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