Quinmael itibaren Rakovo, Moskovskaya oblast', Rusya
Yay, cookbooks! SO much easier to review than those dreaded Kathy Reichs novels, because - unlike the Kathy Reichs novels - I almost know my cookbooks by heart! So, Indian cuisine? Mmm,yummy. Nice book, small and handy for the kitchen. I haven't tried too many recipes yet, because it's hard to get good curry over here and you have to make it all yourself, which I don't really like to do (I mean the spcies, not the dish). Also, lots of lamb, which i don't eat. but other than that, I really like the recipes!
I thorough;y enojoyed this book. It has all the usual tropes for a good military sci-fi (many nods to Starship Troopers and its ilk) but Scalzi also gives the genre his own twist. His older chacaters are believable and they remain quintessentially older and more beleivable even with "young nubile" bodies. Similarly his younger characters are beleivably young, not irritatingly precocious :) Many sci-fi military writers (John Ringo for example) have been in the military - I don't think Scalzi ever has. As such his story raises questions on what it's like for average people to beomes soldiers and go through the Hell that war can be. These are questions that ex-military writers don't ask. These are questions that many beleive should not be ask. As a non-military person myself, I found I could identify more with Scalzi's characters than I can with (again) John Ringo's characters. It will be interesting to see how well any of this translates to screen. I've bought the Kindle versions of Ghost Brigades and am starting on that next - because I want to know of this universe Scalzi has crafted :)