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Not necessarily. I have a paperback copy and got this to enjoy the story while working.
Yes. I was in the military before the fall of the Berlin Wall and we trained to fight Warsaw Pact forces. This is how it could have happend.
Michael was very good at personifying each character as he came to them. He also did a great job with the accents of the various nationalities in the story.
There are too many (to me, anyway) to list.
A very well reasearched 'What could have been' that was scary when I was in the military and is still a relevant story today.
No! I love both versions. I can't read it while driving, so...
The realistic (in a fantasy, of course) setting and a logical view of the supernatural. Jim Butcher has a way of making this genre totally accessible, and a riot at the same time.
He really gets Harry Dresden across. When I read the book, James Marsters' voice IS Harry's voice in my head! His depiction of Harry and the people who share his world is completely believable (and hilarious- check out his accent for Major General Toot-Toot Minimus!! And Bob? You will laugh sooo hard....)
Just relax and let Harry take you someplace you couldn't go on your own...
The story was very relavent, what with all the biological scares we see every day. And weaponized diseases? Ugghh! (Shivers) Mr. King's descriptions of a post-apocalyptic U.S. and the people struggling to survive in it was amazing! (Stephen King. 'Nuff said.)
Ummm... Ahh... too many to list.
Yes and no.. The individual characters and stories are great, but this is so long that you can't hear it all in one sitting.
Hmm... I like all kinds of stories, all kinds of genres... This rates about #2.
Lord Toranaga. Getting to know this (fictional) Daimyo and following his plots within plots within plots was fascinating. Mr. Clavell's depiction of a medieval Japanese warlord is dead on, IMHO.
When Blackthorne was made Samurai and Hatamoto.
No... Just a longing to have been able to see medieval Japan at the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate (This book is based around that time.)
LOOOOONG but great story. If you've got the time I suggest you check this one out.
You can't sum this up in three words!
Duncan Idaho. He is the epitome of the word 'Maverick'.
Any of the Frank Herbert-written Dune Chronicles are milestones of Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing. This is only the fourth of his six Dune books and it's an excellent read.
A very good, well researched book. And the title pretty well sums it up. I got the abridged version a few years ago, and saw this...AWESOME! UN-abridged! If you have a lot of driving to do, this book will keep you interested.
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