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 Posted: Sat Dec 30th, 2006 02:27 am
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Ms Widow, thanks for the heads up on this book. I'm not a big fan of Civil War fiction myself, but if a truly compelling novel were to come down the pike, I would read it.  Apparently the book you describe is not that great novel. The reviewer says the author glosses over "slavery, corruption, desertion, conscription and disease."  To me an authentic  Civil War novel simply cannot gloss over such issues that were so much an indelible part of the war. That's like writing about the European theater of World War Two and not mention Hitler.

I'd wager that at least several members of this message board could write a better novel just off the top of their heads based on what they know about the war.


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