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Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922–42
Angus Britts
Progress: 48/272 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 213/520 pages
Double Star - Robert A. Heinlein To be honest, I'm not a big fan of Heinlein; I find that his plots follow a pretty standard formula that he uses in nearly every novel (Starship Troopers is the only exception that I have encountered so far). Nevertheless, I did find this novel's first-person account of a down-and-out actor who finds himself in the most unexpected role imaginable to be surprisingly entertaining. While he fits the story into his formula, he moves the plot forward nicely as his protagonist finds himself further and further immersed in the politics of deception, Still, I couldn't help but think as I read the book how much more interesting the novel would have been had Philip K. Dick written it.