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Kveto's logs

Keep track of what you read in 2012. One thread per member, please.
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Kveto from Prague
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Postby Kveto from Prague » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 10:09 am

to buy list:

"Paladin"
"wolf time"
"Men of Bronze" George Shipway

"Sea of ravens"
"3 palladins"
"durandal" Harold lamb

"Prince of foxes" Samuel Shellabarger

"I am a barbarian"
"cave girl" (k)
E. R. Burroughs

"Portrait of a cavalier"
"Mandeville" Geoffrey Trease


"Flashman" George McDonald Frasier

"Kings of Vain Intent" Graham Shelby

"Captain Blood" Rafael Sabatini

"Theophano, crusade of the 10th century" Fredric Harrison

"barbarian princess" by florence king

"Rakossy"
"great maria" or
"hammer of princes"
"2 ravens" Cecelia Holland

"elephants and castles"
"founding fathers"
"king of athelney" Alfred duggan


"casca" barry sadler
Last edited by Kveto from Prague on Thu October 18th, 2012, 8:38 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 10:09 am

"daughter of erlik khan" Robert e Howard

"Isle of the undead" lloyd arthur eshbach
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Postby Kveto from Prague » Fri January 6th, 2012, 6:27 pm

"last of the legions" by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Sun January 8th, 2012, 8:36 am

"bride of the serpent god"
"ki-gor and the nirvana of the 7 voodoos" john peter drummond

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Postby annis » Wed January 11th, 2012, 4:51 pm

"last of the legions" by Arthur Conan Doyle


Thanks for putting me on to this one, Keny- apart from the Sherlock Holmes stories and White Company, I hadn't read much of Conan Doyle's work.

These stories set in the ancient world have a very end-of-empire feel and a message. As well as fiction (and pretty good fiction at that) they're an expression of fear and regret that moral lassitude and greed have replaced duty and selflessness, that complacency is causing the British Empire to go the way of the great lost empires of the past. The Last Galley (a tale about the last days of Carthage) makes this very clear with its epigraph "Mutato nomine, de te, Britannia, fabula narratur", which loosely translates as "just a change of name and the story told here could well be yours, Britain". The story The Last of the Legions also serves as a "be careful what you wish for" warning to imperial possessions pressing for self-determination.

This fin-de-siècle melancholy, the sense that a tipping point has been reached, can also be seen in other British authors of the Victorian/Edwardian period like Conrad and notably Kipling, as seen in works like his Recessional.
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Postby Kveto from Prague » Mon January 16th, 2012, 11:28 pm

happy to, annis. it amazed me how much content conan doyle was able to get into such short stories. really a pity hes only known for sherlock holmes. theres so much more to acd's writing.

"through the fray"by g a henty

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Postby SGM » Tue January 17th, 2012, 8:18 pm

"Kveto from Prague" wrote:happy to, annis. it amazed me how much content conan doyle was able to get into such short stories. really a pity hes only known for sherlock holmes. theres so much more to acd's writing.

"through the fray"by g a henty


I seem to remember hearing that ACD didn't much rate his Sherlock Holmes work and considered his historical novels to be his best work.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Tue January 17th, 2012, 10:14 pm

"SGM" wrote:I seem to remember hearing that ACD didn't much rate his Sherlock Holmes work and considered his historical novels to be his best work.


oh, ACD hated holmes. he even killed holmes off in a story set in Austria but the public demanded his return. "I remember some quote from ACD about holmes "I finally killed the bastard."

I like his holmes stuff but it does get formulaic quickly. ill take his historical stories or his professor challenger stories over holmes.

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Tue January 24th, 2012, 12:13 am

"outlaw of torn" by e r burroughs

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Sun March 11th, 2012, 3:31 pm

"the brethern" by H rider haggard


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