Siren of the Waters

Siren of the Waters

Book - 2008
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Publisher: New York : Soho, c2008
ISBN: 9781569474846
1569474842
Branch Call Number: F GENEL-M
Characteristics: 327 p. ; 20 cm

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Jan 10, 2012

This is book #1 of an intended series set in Bratislava, Slovakia and featuring a Commander Jana Matinova; the book is severely Americanized (the author lives there and not in Slovakia) and is full of capitalist propaganda silliness from the Cold War era. The silliness starts on the very first page, with idiocy about how Czechoslovak communism had faults that capitalism allegedly does not have, such as distorted values, the habit of promoting people to get rid of them and rigid compartmentalism in government agencies, as though that’s not also true of governments and societies throughout the non-communist world; this annoying use of political and social blinders, coupled with the pouring out of unnecessary propaganda so very early on in the book, caused me to stop reading after only a few pages of it; I was glad I had not actually spent money to buy my own copy of the book. I give it half a star only because there’s no way to give it zero stars.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is book #1 of an intended series set in Bratislava, Slovakia and featuring a Commander Jana Matinova; the book is severely Americanized (the author lives there and not in Slovakia) and is full of capitalist propaganda silliness from the Cold War era. The silliness starts on the very first page, with idiocy about how Czechoslovak communism had faults that capitalism allegedly does not have, such as distorted values, the habit of promoting people to get rid of them and rigid compartmentalism in government agencies, as though that’s not also true of governments and societies throughout the non-communist world; this annoying use of political and social blinders, coupled with the pouring out of unnecessary propaganda so very early on in the book, caused me to stop reading after only a few pages of it; I was glad I had not actually spent money to buy my own copy of the book. I give it half a star only because there’s no way to give it zero stars.

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