KITastrophe: February: Invasion!
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Wars and invasions of any sort, any time, imaginary, or real. Whatever you think fits, fits.
I'm leaning toward
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (alien invasion, book 2 of a series (trilogy?))
I have chosen Hero Or Deserter? by Roger Maynard. This book is about Gordon Bennett, the Commander of the Australian 8th Division. 15,000 Australian servicemen were captured by the Japanese and imprisoned at the fall of Singapore (my grandfather being one of them). Yet Bennett escaped by boat from Singapore in the last days before the fall. You can imagine he was not a popular man in discussions in the pub on ANZAC Day after the war. I am interested to read the full story as he was exonerated by the Australian government but I would say not forgiven by his men.
I am going to read Terra Nullius by Claire Colman, which is about an invasion of Australia.
I'm not really into sci-fi or fantasy, so I'm going the history route. I will read Yorkshire: A Story of Invasion, Uprising and Conflict by Paul C. Levitt.
I think The Siege of Krishnapur would work for February and it was a very good story and not sci-fi or fantasy for those that want to read fiction based on a nonfiction event.
>8 Kristelh: Yup. Definitely fits the topic.
ETA: Vikings, Romans, Genghis Khan, Nazis, etc all work as well.
The Infinite Sea / Rick Yancey
This is a continuation of “The 5th Wave”. The human population has mostly been wiped out by an alien invasion. Some young people are left and a small group of them are trying to survive.
Ok, sadly, it’s hard to come up with a good synopsis. It wasn’t long ago I read the first book, but it was long enough that a recap would have been nice, but I didn’t get one (I don’t think; this time, I listened to the audio, so lost focus for a good portion of it). This was also harder to “get into” because many of the characters go by two names, so that didn’t help me remember things from the first one (I particularly forgot that “Zombie” = “Ben” for a good portion of this one).
I’m still rating it ok for the parts I paid attention to. I think I will continue with the third book, as I still want to know what’s going on (and I will admit that there was an interesting storyline happening at the end of this one). I will just have to remember to NOT listen to the audio. Oh, I also missed until 3/4 of the way through, that the female narrator wasn’t just narrating from Cassie’s POV, but also from Ringer’s. So, I’m not sure how much of Ringer’s story I heard (or, maybe, didn’t hear!), thinking I was listening to Cassie. Sigh.
Terra Nullius by Claire Coleman. science fiction. The first few chapters of this book are rather vague about when this invasion occurred but after a while it become obvious that it is set in the near future not in the past. The book shows how similar the invasion of Earth by the toadlike aliens is to the historical invasion of Australia by the British. The aliens are the ‘settlers’ and the humans are the ‘natives’. Natives are enslaved, hunted, have a new religion imposed on them etc. 4/5.
>12 Zozette: I definitely have this on my list - just waiting for the long hold list at the library!
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