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jemidar

Avid reader and history nerd.

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Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion, and Great Houses
Lucy Worsley

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Jemidar has read 64 books toward a goal of 78 books.
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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
This was at least my third reading of this excellent novella, and I found my love for Steinbeck's clear, crisp prose remained undiminished as did my awe for the way this heartrending tragedy unfolds. However, I found the story had less overall impact on me this time around, it seemed like too much was packed into too short a space in both time and pages which left me with unanswered questions, and overall I think I cared a lot less about the subject matter than I had on previous readings. I suspect it's my reading tastes that have changed rather than being the fault of the book though as it's been some twenty odd years since I read it last.

I've left my rating at four stars because it's still well written and technically achieves a great deal in approximately one hundred pages, so therefore in my opinion deserves them, but I'm just not as enthusiastic about it as I once was.

Another buddy read with my dear friend Kim :-).