Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • Chase the Morning, by Michael Scott Rohan, copyright 1990; AvoNova/Avon Books/The Hearst Corporation, May 1992. This is the first of Rohan's Spiral books about Steve Fisher, a modern export executive who finds out that there is more to the world than he has hitherto encountered in his empty life.

  • The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier, by Jakob Walter; edited and with an introduction by Marc Raeff; copyright Doubleday, 1991; Penguin Books/Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 1993. (If I've understood the copyright page correctly, it's the 21st printing.) Fascinating account of three Napoleonic-era campaigns by a conscripted foot soldier of a Germanic vassal-state, including the Moscow campaign.

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