Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Napoleon and St. Helena

Author: Johannes Willms
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Review by: Mandy Apgar

Note to writers - in order to do a travelogue it would really rather help to have a consistent point. Like "gee, this island is really great" or "God, this place is awful" as it avoids crap like this. A sort of guide to Napoleonic sites on St. Helena, the author has a real problem with tone - he cannot decide on whether or not he likes the place and often a rather acid bias shows through. Which is a shame as when he just writes for the sake of doing so he is pretty clear and consistent, just not where it matters.

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