DARK STAR: Alan Furst

Furst provides us a grim reminder of how even the commonest of people’s lives were upturned and capsized by the base, selfish actions of European despots as the events leading to WWII unfolded around their legs.

It should give us pause to remember how much of the world’s populace still lives such capricious lives today, and a stark reminder of how fragile the system put in place in the post-war West, one that provided peace and prosperity for close to 100 years, could just as quickly unravel, as today’s modern leaders once again put their personal selfish needs above the world’s.

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Night Soldiers: Alan Furst

Furst’s first. Novel that is. I’m on a debut novel binge, this one quite old.

It’s overly long, many more connecting threads are needed to make it make sense, but the seeds of his future work are all here.

Good read.