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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Night Soldiers: A Novel

Night Soldiers - Alan Furst Interesting view of the "spy business" circa 1930. How Russia then the URSS recruted young men and a few women from the Eastern European countries to built up their Secret Service. The plot is a bit all over the place, the characters are a bit also all over the place. The main character Khristo is strong, smart and a bit heroic in an Atlantis John Sheppard way (no men left behind, etc). The historical background is amazing in the descriptions, the set-up, the reader is inside the secret services (British, OSS, NKVD and a few others spliter branches. I liked it. It took me more time to read than I would have liked because the plot was not as "thrilling" and this one is not a page turner type of narrative but worth reading at a slower pace.