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A reasonable story with some annoyances
on 8 July 2017
The use of the names of two critical theorists is corny, and the American idioms are annoying. There is a silly subplot about a sceptre, a gift for the coronation of Selim III, which might be stolen by Napoleon's spies and replaced by one packed with explosives. Why the British authorities would be concerned, I can't think. All they would need to do would be to not give that gift.