quote:Originally posted by Mugtoe I read Brave New World, dammit.
The savage was a twat, whining about his mom being a whore. It worked well enough for her to snag him a father, even if they never got married. I guess he was there as an example of what happens when you glorify your foreign roots that have no bearing in your current culture. That or Shakespeare rots your brain.
I needed a lot of low-level non-challenging mood elevation over the past few months and found solace in Glen Cook's Black Company series - military fiction with an almost incidental backdrop of weird fantasy. Some regrettably innocent hamfisted devices are forgivable in the first couple of books; the overall feel is remarkably engaging and the storylines are satisfyingly complex. Interesting side trips into necrophilia, grave robbing, mass executions, and so forth dress out the pleasing tactical warfare bits; those with an appreciation for ancient history will see lots of easter eggs and an additional layer of quasi-narrative, which is nice. Thanks, Kaatbad; good choice.
Mr F, if you are still in a mood for that sort of thing, the Paladin of Shadows series by John Ringo ought to be right up your alley. Also called the Kildar series, it is five novels all following the rather over-the-top career of a black ops warrior. It is definitely what I categorize as war-porn, pure and simple.
There is a funny (hilarious, really) and quite readable lengthy review of the series, Oh, Johm Ringo, NO! to which John replied personally, in good humor.
I really think you'd enjoy the books - there is more than a sufficiency of violence, horrifying situations, and rough sex for anyone.