Wednesday, 10 August 2011
I ploughed my way through the Colin Thubron book over the last week or so and, while it was a very interesting read in a vaguely historical way, it was a little disappointing from a military history point of view. I had hoped for a little less travelogue and a little more historical depth but found that the latter was overwhelmed by the travel writer's over emphasis on people rather than places. Not that it wasn't worth reading, by the way.
As a result, I've decided to go for something in a military history vein for the next book, having started Bomber Crew by John Sweetman. It's very well written thus far and I think may be well worth it. If Richard Holmes found it 'compelling' it can't be half bad. Who knows, it may even re-invigorate my stalled Bag The Hun 2 project with some much needed enthusiasm.