Official Review: The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater [February 2019 Book of the Month]

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Re: Official Review: The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater [February 2019 Book of the Month]

Post by safah26121990 » 03 Feb 2019, 01:00

when I first read the title I was like "ancient" then I was like "not for me". Not because it doesn't sound interesting but more because I am not a reader of historical fiction.

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Post by luchi123 » 03 Feb 2019, 06:56

Although I don't like reading books about death,I wouldn't mind giving this book a try.The reviews make it look interesting.

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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde » 03 Feb 2019, 09:16

I like your review, and based on it I would've picked the book up to peruse. However, I have attempted this book and the second in the series and I just cannot get into them. I found I just couldn't get on with the writing style and that I didn't fall for any of the characters quick enough. After a couple of chapters and a couple of tries I've had to give up. :(
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Post by isa3030 » 03 Feb 2019, 14:00

if there is a book I read and repeat reading is Warramunga war by Greg Make,an honest war documentry

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Post by kdstrack » 03 Feb 2019, 18:55

This sounds like a well written historical book that goes beyond telling the story of a war. I am reading it right now, and like that it includes so much information about Egypt. The friendship also reminds us that war affects people personally. I really enjoyed your informative review.

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Post by nonamer_miss » 03 Feb 2019, 19:05

The time period and setting of this book is intriguing. The plot looks solid and fast paced. Thanks for an insightful review.

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Post by Littlecandle » 03 Feb 2019, 22:10

I see a very good story-teller in Greg Kater. In The Warramunga's War, he's done thorough research on History that he's able to incorporate well his fictional characters into real events and people. I also like it when he includes the culture of the Aborigines of Australia.

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Post by Delightsome » 04 Feb 2019, 17:02

What a well-written in review.

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Post by Nyambura Githui » 05 Feb 2019, 01:22

I prefer watching a movie about war than reading it especially when set on the time period mentioned.Good review, but I'll skip this one.

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Post by Delightsome » 05 Feb 2019, 02:45

What a great review! I love reading historical fiction. The book is really action packed. It is well packaged.

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Post by Rayasaurus » 05 Feb 2019, 14:53

Even though I don’t usually like novels like this, I think this one will be an enjoyable read!

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Post by Kawemi254 » 06 Feb 2019, 02:28

i did not want to read the book at first cause of the gruesome aftermath of war. But reading your review did a number on me and am now more convinced i wanna give the book a try.

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Post by Elsereen » 06 Feb 2019, 03:57

Am not much into war stories, but that part that talks about Egypt and the pyramid is the one that got my attention, and intentions to read the book, I have always wanted to know about the pyramid, I would also want to know if jack and James would succeed in their mission.

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Post by ruvuzacyuma » 06 Feb 2019, 06:03

nice one to me as history student.i like it

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Post by aolayide » 06 Feb 2019, 09:30

"The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater" seems like such an intriguing book to be considered for reading. The twist in the story about spies, romance, the role of women, war and the details about the Egypt pyramid all look too good to pass on. I will definitely give it a try.

Thank you for such a brilliant review and congrats on winning the BOTM award!

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