le 30 mai 2016
I started this book with a lot of expectations but ended up quite disappointing by the story. The concept is original and was promising, but the way it is executed is disappointing. Everything happens like in a Walt Disney movie or in a children's book. Among other things:
- the book is full of battles with thousands of deaths on the 17th century side while the number of casualties on the American side for the whole book can be counted on one hand. Even 1000 horsemen ended up killing just one person in a school full of children and with very limited protection. This should have been more realistic.
- the main character, former trade union leader, ends up being compared to George Washington, both a genius and a visionary in military, politics, economics...All the characters in this small town are exceptional and unique, which is again completely unrealistic. And all the migrants are also exceptional....
In the end, I would have loved to love this book but I really couldnt.
le 23 novembre 2013
This absurd story is extremely entertaining. Apparently I'm not the only one to find it so, because there is a whole universe of sequels out there which I'm trying hard to resist buying. So if you're not sure about trying this or not, bewarned, its good enough that you may be in this for the long haul. Dammit.