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Not for the fainthearted in any sense,
This review is from: The Religion (Paperback)
There's no doubting the author's knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to impressively convey the horror of medieval warefare. However, some restraint would not have gome amiss; battle fatigue sets in around halfway through proceedings and it is something of a slog to make it all the way to the admittedly impressive denounement.
Whilst reading this novel I was put in mind of Led Zeppelin: technically brilliant but often bombastic, overblown and lacking in true heart and soul.
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Initial post: 6 May 2009 15:40:06 BDT
P. Watkins says:
You are comparing this novel to Led Zeplin... as being a bad thing. Like most critics, you totally miss what is in front of you until someone else tells you it is great a decade later.
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 13:05:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Mar 2010 13:06:24 GMT
Emilio Mestiga says:
"Whilst reading this novel I was put in mind of Led Zeppelin: technically brilliant but often bombastic, overblown and lacking in true heart and soul. "
I really enjoyed The Religion but you've got a point there...
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