October 24, 2004
The King's Coat
I finished The King's Coat by Dewey Lambdin last night. This is a naval adventure set during the Revolutionary War, told from the viewpoint of an English midshipman. As the point of the series seems to be the coming of age and success of a ne'er-do-well illegitimate son, it's hard to see how he can sustain victories over several volumes (given that, you know, we won). But the first book was entertaining, and I'm gonna at least try out the second one before burning out. Overall, it was better than the usual David Weber space naval adventures I've been reading recently.
What's up next? Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, by Simon Sebag Montefiore. This is a huge book, 800-some pages, so I've no hope of finishing it in the nine weeks I can spin out from the library (assuming someone else isn't waiting in line before one of my renewals). As usual, in this case, I'll use the time I've got to determine if this is such a fine book that I actually want to buy it. Nothing to report yet.
Posted by dpwakefield at October 24, 2004 02:10 PM
FYI m'dear.... this incarnation's XML link is different from the previous. No wonder I wasn't seeing anything new from you on my reader until I decided to just visit and wonder why you were showing recenr posts and nothing new on the reader. No Pocky for you =P
Posted by: Kylanath at October 27, 2004 03:10 PM
Yes, Ms. Purple ;^)~
In my last post before the recent migration, I wrote:
Note that in the URL the 'leaf' of the path changed from terebi2 to terebi2.3. This simplified my migration, but broke all absolute path links, like my XML files. I should have spelled that out. Gomen nasai...
Posted by: Don Wakefield at October 27, 2004 05:22 PM