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Old May 11 2013, 05:07 PM   #2201
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I'm reading Sharpe's Tiger by Bernard Cornwell.

While I've read the original run of Sharpe novels (Eagle through Waterloo), I haven't read any of the post-Waterloo books save Trafalgar. (I'm talking publication order here, not chronological order.) I've decided to read the series through chronologically, starting with Tiger.

I enjoy Cornwell's prose. His words flow easily, and his characters are well-defined.

The one quibble I have with Cornwell's writing is that he'll change his POV character in the middle of a scene. He writes third person limited, but he can be clunky about it. A scene might be written entirely from Sharpe's POV, and near the end of the scene we're suddenly in Lawson's head. That has always given me mental whiplash; I'm settled into one character, and suddenly I'm elsewhere.
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