Friday, February 11, 2011

Reading matters

It is yet another treasure quest yarn. There is yet another ex-Special Forces hero and the eager-beaver girl who pushes herself into the hunt is quirky and sexy but... a few chapters from the end... has not yet succumbed to the hero's manly charms.

You thought I had sworn to look for something more enriching than stories like this?

I have an excuse! The action is all set in Bavaria, the treasure appears to consist of the ill-gotten gains of mad King Ludwig and there's only minimal reference to Nazi iniquities.

It must also be said that Kusneski has been diligent in his researches. There are no glaring errors concerning aspects of German life and... unlike Dan Brown, who re-mapped Paris to suit his stroytelling needs... the geography of southern Bavaria remains remarkably intact.

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