Finished reading The Man Who Died Twice. That novel was such a beauty. It was full of warmth and relationships and affection and dashed hopes and plot twists and surprises and, most of all, characters that stay with you. The Thursday Murder Club rules! FIVE STARS.
She had some trouble deciding what to read next, but finally settled on:
She loved James D. Hornfischer’s The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, about the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She adores the author’s writing style. He is peerless in describing sea battles.
Ship of Ghosts is not truly about a battle but about the men who survived the sinking of their ship. Nevertheless, the opening sets the scene in just a few paragraphs: Surabaya, the Flores Sea, Java. A fifty-year-old Admiral. Throttlemen and water tenders and machinists. It is already very exciting.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.