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FREEDOM AND JUSTICE AMERICAN STYLE 1632 And in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse Famine Disease Religous war laying waste the cities Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants death was a mercy 2000 Things are going OK in Grantville West Virginia and everybody att. This is a pleasant well researched exercise in wish fulfillmentThe author did an immense amount of research some of which will be poured into your head via chapter long info dumps It s an underserved time period that is inherently interesting The characters are heart warming each with their own Crowning Moment of Awesome It s a fun sweet rompThere is absolutely no narrative tension whatsoeverAt no point does any character experience a real setback or any frustration than momentary Only minor characters die and one major character receives an injury we never get the confirmation of the seriousness of Only one bad judgement call is made and the other characters hasten to reassure the person who makes the mistake that it was the only thing he could have done And almost no damage is caused because of it Possible conflicts are repeatedly set up challengers to leadership accusations of witchcraft unrest between union and non union members racism sexism etc and dispelled immediately usually on the same page No one has legitimate differences of opinion on anything that truly matters that can t be resolved in a page and a half usually by saying they argued a lot but eventually came around without showing the argumentEach major character is essentially a Mary Sue The union leader is the Best Leader Ever The Jewish doctor s daughter is the Smartest Person Ever The spunky cheerleader is the Best Sniper Ever the newcomer to town is the Best Leader of Germany Infantry Ever the nerd is the Best Warleader Ever his sweetheart is the Best Hooker With a Heart of Gold Ever The actual historical King was the BEST MONARCH OF ALL TIME NO REALLY In fact I suspect the book may have been written in the first place because the author loves this historical figure and wanted him to have a better ending than his actual death Everyone falls in love in the second uarter of the book mostly improbably and everyone immediately has a happy marriage with no culture shock despite differences in time period religion and language spoken No one longs after an impossible object there are no misunderstandings no unreuited affection no disapproving relatives Girl meets guy both fall in love in the first 30 seconds and all barriers are blown down as soon as they come upThe author has an afterword in which he rather defensively explains that he wanted to write a sunny book featuring decent working class heroes He justifies his nerd who falls for an ex prostitute with similar stories from WWII I do not reuire justifications to feature well meaning hardworking decent people instead of angsty antiheroes nor do I challenge the likelihood of a young man rescuing a woman from being a forced camp follower and it coming out well It s ok to want to write a book with a mostly positive outlook But I think that he took it too far happy endings do not reuire everything to turn out well for the protagonists at every single stage with no setbacks and not every attraction turns into a stable marriage These people have been ripped from their time period never to return many losing family in the process They can expect to die earlier than they would have otherwise their children s futures will be entirely different their fundamental assumptions of the world have to be changed The natives they encounter have been brutalized oppressed starved raped tortured and I m not asking for wallowing but I think a certain amount of respect for the amount of trauma this plot device has caused is called for A magical orgasm does not cure months of rape after watching your family slaughtered Let us see good hardworking people make a few mistakes and learn how to correct for them let us see some romances end disastrously and the survivors pick up and move on Let us worry that the wrong person will win the election or the overconfident Americans will lose a battle that involves conditions they are not used to Americans and our technologies are not perfect And you can have decent characters and happy endings without demanding that they be so the-columbian-exchange-biological-and-cultural-consequences-of-1492-30th-anniversary-edition everybody att. 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conflicts are repeatedly set up challengers to leadership accusations of witchcraft unrest between union and non union members racism sexism character-is-destiny etc and dispelled immediately usually on the same page No one has legitimate differences of opinion on anything that truly matters that can t be resolved in a page and a half usually by saying they argued a lot but val-eacute-rian-tome-3-pays-sans-eacute-toiles-le eventually came around without showing the argumentEach major character is intermittent-fasting-for-women-the-practical-essentials-for-achieving-lasting-weight-loss-and-health-results-with-intermittent-fasting essentially a Mary Sue The union leader is the Best Leader Ever The Jewish doctor s daughter is the Smartest Person Ever The spunky cheerleader is the Best Sniper Ever the newcomer to town is the Best Leader of Germany Infantry Ever the nerd is the Best Warleader Ever his sweetheart is the Best Hooker With a Heart of Gold Ever The actual historical King was the BEST MONARCH OF ALL TIME NO REALLY In fact I suspect the book may have been written in the first place because the author loves this historical figure and wanted him to have a better introducing-statistics-a-graphic-guide-introducing-eileen-magnello-borin-van-loon-amazon-com ending than his actual death Everyone falls in love in the second uarter of the book mostly improbably and calendario-rom-aacute-nico-2019-mesa everyone immediately has a happy marriage with no culture shock despite differences in time period religion and language spoken No one longs after an impossible object there are no misunderstandings no unreuited affection no disapproving relatives Girl meets guy both fall in love in the first 30 seconds and all barriers are blown down as soon as they come upThe author has an afterword in which he rather defensively terror-on-the-titanic-choose-your-own-adventure-24 explains that he wanted to write a sunny book featuring decent working class heroes He justifies his nerd who 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1632 Author Eric Flint

H a sword On the other side a scene out of Hell a man nailed to a farmhouse door his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests Faced with this Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot At that moment Freedom and Justice American style are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years' Wa. About a uarter of the way through this book I got the same unpleasant slightly dirty feeling you get when you suddenly realize you ve been groovin along to Christian rock This story of a small West Virginian town suddenly transported to 17th century Europe is the worst kind of pro American rhetoric thinly disguised as science fictionThe author shrewdly chooses to drop his scale model of small town American values at a time and place where the natives are impressed with the ingenuity and manufacturing prowess of the newcomers rather than frightened by the magic of modern technology The time travelers immediately welcome anyone willing to join them into their democratic capitalist utopia which of course still goes by the ridiculous moniker of The United States and the population of ancient Europe is uickly divided into those who recognize the awesomeness of freedom and democracy and the rest of the savages out to destroy the threat to their tyrannyThere is no trace of irony here and every character is a paragon of virtue and righteousness A few short mentions of a handful of staunch conservative and bigoted extras only laughably serve to highlight the overwhelming goodness of the main cast most especially in the case of an absurdly one sided election Who will win the CEO from a rich family who won t grant citizenship in the new country to the the embattled German peasants and was only briefly mentioned on three pages Or the handsome capable and good natured coal miner running things fairly and evenly since the beginning of the book who thinks everyone deserves a fair shake if they re willing to work hardIt s one thing to avoid cynicism as the author states in his afterword but this book takes its weird mix of liberalism and American propaganda to an optimistic place that s a little nauseating in its sweetness Faded Glory every character is a paragon of virtue and righteousness A few short mentions of a handful of staunch conservative and bigoted the-perfect-puppy-take-britain-s-number-one-puppy-care-book-with-you extras only laughably serve to highlight the overwhelming goodness of the main cast most les-profs-tome-1-interro-surprise especially in the case of an absurdly one sided quot-the-dog-of-my-nightmares-stories-read-by-texas-columnist-dave-lieber-quot election Who will win the CEO from a rich family who won t grant citizenship in the new country to the the andy-catlett-early-travels-a-novel embattled German peasants and was only briefly mentioned on three pages Or the handsome capable and good natured coal miner running things fairly and capricorne-tome-3-deliah evenly since the beginning of the book who thinks the-fifth-risk-ebook-michael-lewis-amazon-fr-amazon-media-eu-s--r-l everyone deserves a fair shake if they re willing to work hardIt s one thing to avoid cynicism as the author states in his afterword but this book takes its weird mix of liberalism and American propaganda to an optimistic place that s a little nauseating in its sweetness

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Ending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America which Mike leads is having a good time THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED When the dust settles Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut as wit. America Fk yeah In the 17th centuryThis book manages to combine really deeply disturbing elements with kinda fun stuff and some surprising insight on psychologyThe good There s some instances where the author really manages to get into a character s head and to present some really good insights into their psychology for example when Gretchen s band arrives in the town which almost saves the novel Almost The setup of the town is or less believable in terms of being provided with water electricity and food Although the author clearly makes things as easy as possible for them by giving them a relatively uncomplicated kind of powerplant a river connecting to their stub of river and a lot of trusting German peasants all aroundThe bad The ridiculous elevation of the American small town style of life and the amazing prowess of the average American gun toting redneck I mean heroic fighter for the freedom of others They just seem to be a united front against whatever comes no bad apples in there at all The above also has as a conseuence that there s no suspense whatsoever in this novel Even when Rebecca is assaulted by the what was it Croats you never for a second doubt that she s going to get out of there safe and sound The author s tendency to go off and wax lyrically about this or that historical person for pages and pages ranging somewhere between boring and ridiculous And apparently not very historically correct although I couldn t comment on thatThe ugly Maybe that s a European view us not being uite so gun crazy but was no one else bothered that a 17 year old high school cheerleader turns into a sniper who without any feelings at all picks off person after person The fact that she s a mass murderer doesn t seem to register with her at all which is kinda creepy But maybe that s ok if you re only shooting murderous raping Germans and CroatsSo in generalmeh business-secrets-from-the-bible-spiritual-success-strategies-for-financial-abundance entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America which Mike leads is having a good time THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED When the dust settles Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut as wit. America Fk yeah In the 17th centuryThis book manages to combine really deeply disturbing the-vanderbeekers-and-the-hidden-garden elements with kinda fun stuff and some surprising insight on psychologyThe good There s some instances where the author really manages to get into a character s head and to present some really good insights into their psychology for barnum-s-own-story-the-autobiography-of-p-t-barnum example when Gretchen s band arrives in the town which almost saves the novel Almost The setup of the town is or less believable in terms of being provided with water summary-astrophysics-for-people-in-a-hurry electricity and food Although the author clearly makes things as wreck-this-journal-duct-tape-expanded-ed easy as possible for them by giving them a relatively uncomplicated kind of powerplant a river connecting to their stub of river and a lot of trusting German peasants all aroundThe bad The ridiculous assertiveness-for-women-an-assertiveness-training-guide-for-women-english-edition elevation of the American small town style of life and the amazing prowess of the average American gun toting redneck I mean heroic fighter for the freedom of others They just seem to be a united front against whatever comes no bad apples in there at all The above also has as a conseuence that there s no suspense whatsoever in this novel Even when Rebecca is assaulted by the what was it Croats you never for a second doubt that she s going to get out of there safe and sound The author s tendency to go off and wax lyrically about this or that historical person for pages and pages ranging somewhere between boring and ridiculous And apparently not very historically correct although I couldn t comment on thatThe ugly Maybe that s a European view us not being uite so gun crazy but was no one kvm-mise-en-oeuvre-d-une-solution-de-virtualisation-de-serveurs else bothered that a 17 year old high school cheerleader turns into a sniper who without any feelings at all picks off person after person The fact that she s a mass murderer doesn t seem to register with her at all which is kinda creepy But maybe that s ok if you re only shooting murderous raping Germans and CroatsSo in generalmeh


10 thoughts on “1632 Author Eric Flint

  1. says:

    So I finished reading Eric Flint's 1632 r

  2. says:

    This is a pleasant well researched exercise in wish fulfillmentThe author did an immense amount of research some of which will be poured into your head via chapter long info dumps It's an underserved time period that is inherently interesting The characters are heart warming each with their own Crowning Moment of Awesome It's a fun sweet rompThere is absolutely no narrative tension whatsoeverAt no point does any character experience a re

  3. says:

    Flint self identifies with the Left; but his is an old fashioned Jeffersonian sort of populist liberalism which embraces democracy hu

  4. says:

    I've never been much interested in these alternate history series but when I found one set in one of my favourite periods in the setting of the 30 year war I could not help but give it a chance Unfortunately to put it bluntly I was disappointed both by the uality of the story and the depiction of the historical eraThe novel tells t

  5. says:

    America Fk yeah In the 17th centuryThis book manages to combine really deeply disturbing elements with kinda fun stuff and some surprising insight on psychologyThe good There's some instances where the author really manages to get into a character's head and to present some really good insights into their psychology for example when Gretchen's band arrives in the town which almost saves the novel Almost The setup of the town is or less b

  6. says:

    A wedding in the Appa

  7. says:

    About a uarter of the way through this book I got the same unpleasant slightly dirty feeling you get when you suddenly realize you've been groovin' along to Christian rock This story of a small West Virginian town suddenly transported to 17th century Europe is the worst kind of pro American rhetoric thinly disguised as science fictionThe author shrewdly chooses to drop his scale model of small town American values at a time and

  8. says:

    What an interesting idea What a disappointing realizationThe idea behind the book immediately intrigued me when I read the back cover Through some unknown phenomena the town of Grantville West Virginia and it's surroundings are transported back in time to 1632 in GermanyHow would the 20th century Americans cope? How would the 17t

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    Sometimes a writer will come up with a watertight plot Sometimes not so muchRobert Ludlum wrote a foreword for The Road To Gandolfo where he said that he really hadn't intended for his novel about a former US soldier kidn

  10. says:

    The plot goes thusly the small West Virginian town of Grantville is displaced in time and place from the year 2000 to the year 1632 essentially dumping them in the middle of the Holy Roman Empire in the midst of the Thirty Years War one of the most bloody conflicts in European history And it is awesome The West Virginians don't try to prete

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