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It is not an easy reading and you have a hard time following if you are not familiar with the European history and the period. A masterful epic with a very original plot.Published 5 months ago by GEORGE AWGERINOS
It is quite mysterious why several reviewers rush to a positive assessment of this novel. While the book's scale is certainly impressive, one cannot overlook the severe limitations... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jürgen Pelzer
I am glad I read this book. It taught me alot about people and history I did not know. At first I supplemented my reading with Wikipedia lookups; but as time went on, I found... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Scott Snyder
VOLLMANN IS A TOUGH READ IN ALL HIS WRITINGS....STILL ENJOY HIS INSIGHT, RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS NOVEL TO WW2 BUFFS !!
The book was as advertised, in very good condition, and arrived in a timely fashion. I would buy from this seller again. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Martha King
The author's arch tone and unusual writing style make these interesting stories a difficult and often boring read. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hastings Wyman
I really wanted to give this book a 4-star rating, but the last 200 or so pages eventually moved me to only give it a 3-star. Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by R. R. Costas Jr.
This is not an easy or lazy novel. There's not a lot of comfort. Vollmann did not spare any horrors or pain. The ambition of this novel cannot be overstated. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Kevin Peeples
I finished this massive work several weeks ago, and have decided it's time to chime in. Though this work is as dense and as complicated as many of the previous reviewers have... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Dean T. Sinclair