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The Fort by Bernard Cornwell

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The Fort by Bernard Cornwell

Post by aceuggy » Sun March 6th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Received this book for Christmas and just got around to reading it. It's set in 1779 during the American War of Independence. Normally I enjoy reading Cornwell's books, but this one just hasn't grabbed me at all. I've read three or four chapters and I'm finding it heavy going. The build up to what will probably be an amazing description of the battle for the fort is just so slow that I don't think I will get there. Has anyone else struggled with this book. Is it worth persevering with?

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I was thinking about it

Post by G. Alvin Simons » Thu March 10th, 2011, 12:14 am

But, after seeing your comment I believe I'll pass. I've enjoyed Mr. Cornwell's other books, too, so I can understand your surprise. Let me know if you endeavor to persevere & feel vindicated by your efforts. :)


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Post by EC2 » Thu March 10th, 2011, 11:09 am

I've got it out of the library at the moment for both me and the DH. DH started it and promptly dumped it with a shake of his head. Didn't say why. I might like it, our tastes don't always match, but he's giving it a miss and he usually likes Cornwell.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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