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This novel was recommended to me several years ago by a friend, but I didn't know much about it when I picked it up. I'm still chewing over my reaction to it. It reads like a period piece from another era, but on the other hand I found it to be surprisingly cosmopolitan in certain ways, and frank about the realities of war.

Much easier to read than the book on life history evolution, which I'm still slowly working my way through, heh.

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gfrancie
Jun. 6th, 2018 12:34 am (UTC)
One of my favorite novels. I remember finding it on a book shelf when I worked in a library and began reading it. Fell in love.
rebeccmeister
Jun. 6th, 2018 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh wow! It did make me wonder if you'd read it. So many of the details to the story are incredible.

One that I especially appreciated was the inclusion of the idea of the gold wealth being returned to Australia - to me it felt like some indirect commentary on colonial extraction/exploitation.

Have you read any of his other books?
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