The Legacy of the Second World War

Tonight my Military History Book Club will be discussing John Lukacs’s The Legacy of the Second World War. I had not previously been acquainted with John Lukacs, so I was surprised by the manner in which this book was written. The narrative is flowing and readable, but rather loosely structured. His argument is quite nuanced […]

The Great War & Patrolling/Raiding

Our local Military History Bookclub is currently reading the two-volume history of the Canadian Corps in World War I by Tim Cook. We’ll be reviewing the first volume, At the Sharp End, in January. Volume two, Shock Troops, will follow in February. And in an excellent coincidence, author Tim Cook will be visiting the University […]

Wake a Ray-Gun

For the past 48 hours I have been reading Robert J. Sawyer’s most recent novel: Wake. It has been awhile since I’ve read Sawyer, or any science-fiction, so I was surprised by Sawyer’s writing style: it is clean writing, simple in its structure and vocabulary, and the effect is crisp and compelling story-telling. I am […]

Sleepwalking Five

Picked up a couple of books at Indigo today with a $25 gift card I had kicking around: The Somnambulist, by Jonathan Barnes, and Slaughterhouse Five, by you know. No, I haven’t yet gotten around to reading this classic. I’m taking it with me to San Francisco. But I’ve already started into the Somnambulist. I […]

Sleepwalking

Picked up a couple of books at Indigo today with a $25 gift card I had kicking around: The Somnambulist, by Jonathan Barnes, and Slaughterhouse Five, by you know. No, I haven’t yet gotten around to reading this classic. I’m taking it with me to San Francisco. But I’ve already started into the Somnambulist. I […]