Tuesday, April 07, 2015

2015 book 82

Naomi Novik's Black Powder War
The third Temeraire book finds the dragon and his crew in the middle of some shenanigans in Turkey, and it manages to be even more racist/Orientalist than the last book. I keep waiting for Novik to do something subversive with these historical stereotypes, but it never happens. At least the Jewish characters are ok? (I'm pretty sure Novik is Jewish.) I just wish they would head home to England already and get back to chilling with Jane and Harcourt and Maximus and Lily, though a new baby dragon makes up for a lot. On the other hand, I am kind of sick of reading about battles. I maybe need a break from this series. B.

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