King Rat

King RatKing Rat by James Clavell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not what I expected as I read through the fourth novel of James Clavell’s “Asian Saga”.
Whereas in previous novels you had a wide range of perspectives so as to provide stories from all sides of the spectrum, this time round there was only the P.O.W’s, with nothing from the Japanese or Korean soldiers except a few lines here and there, which left me kind of disappointed.

Also, where was the family of the Noble House in all of this, or was Peter Mallory a member?

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A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Decided to read the original series after watching the “John Carter” movie, which I felt got unfairly reviewed by critics.

I have to say that there are times that I find reading the protagonist’s first person story to be a bit “irritating”.
Taking into account the average man in this time period, add to the fact that he doesn’t come from money… and his diction just does not match up. It’s just too wordy and analytical at times,  stealing away some of the wonder.

Regretfully, my eReader is in the shop, so I’ll have to wait until it comes back before I can resume his story

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Move on

A wise man once sat in the audience and cracked a joke – all of them
laughed like crazy.

After a moment he cracked the same joke again & a little less people
laughed this time…

He cracked the same one again & no one laughed !!!
Then he smiled and said ”when you can’t laugh on the same joke again & again then why do you keep crying over the same thing over & over  again”

 FORGET the past and MOVE ON