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“Slight Sieges”

published 11/01/2015

AdvantagesA good page-turning plot

DisadvantagesCould have been stronger on character and the awfulness of events

...they always did in times such as these. Winter Siege is an oddly titled book, since there are a number of sieges, none of which are told with the power to make them seem as awful as the reality would have been. That lack of powerful reality was in the end the shortcoming of the book for me. None of it feels "awful" enough. The plot is sound, and played out with skill enough to keep you...

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AdvantagesWell-written, convincing, sympathetic characters, history well-embedded into story

DisadvantagesSome readers may prefer novels featuring war to focus more on warfare / tactics

...Sometimes, our reading choices benefit from external guidance, which is one of the reasons I'm a member of a book group. Recently, one of my group recommended that I read Helen Dumore's 'The Siege'. I wasn't convinced - my reading pleasures do not usually stretch to books described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'a Tolstoyan epic of love and war' - so I began reading the book out of a vague sense...

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AdvantagesGood idea

DisadvantagesDead after two series

...We all have those deep dreams where we can fly, maybe stop time or move objects around our bedrooms, usually when we are nearly awake, the dreaded 9-5 awaiting us. So we need TV to lift ourselves out of the everyday reality of being just normal and so shows like Hero's are absolutely perfect medicine for it in the primetime mid-week slot. We all want to be some sort of hero to someone else deep...

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