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KITastrophe: February: Invasion!

2020 Category Challenge

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Jan 13, 8:15pm Top

Tagmash: https://www.librarything.com/tag/invasion,+war

Wars and invasions of any sort, any time, imaginary, or real. Whatever you think fits, fits.

Jan 13, 9:47pm Top

I'm leaning toward
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (alien invasion, book 2 of a series (trilogy?))

Jan 14, 12:48am Top

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.

Edited: Jan 18, 5:24am Top

I'm going to read 1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski.

>3 JayneCM: Looks very interesting, Jayne! Also a big plus that it is "family" related.

Edited: Jan 18, 9:16pm Top

I am going to read Terra Nullius by Claire Colman, which is about an invasion of Australia.

Jan 19, 3:23am Top

>5 Zozette: Great choice! This is on my TBR as well.

Jan 20, 9:58am Top

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.

Jan 22, 12:08pm Top

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.

Edited: Jan 22, 4:17pm Top

>8 Kristelh: Yup. Definitely fits the topic.

ETA: Vikings, Romans, Genghis Khan, Nazis, etc all work as well.

Jan 31, 11:32am Top

I am going to read Dead Wake by Erik Larson. The story of the Lusitania and the German invasion of the North Atlantic. Hope it works! Loved The Devil in the White City. I also have In the Garden of the Beasts about the first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany in 1933.

Feb 8, 2:44pm Top

The Infinite Sea / Rick Yancey
3 stars

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.

Edited: Feb 13, 9:21pm Top

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.

Feb 14, 1:07am Top

>12 Zozette: I definitely have this on my list - just waiting for the long hold list at the library!

Feb 14, 12:48pm Top

>12 Zozette: That sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of it before.

I read House of Chains by Steven Erikson, 4th of the Malazan books. Very good, if you're into sprawling, epic, often-military-based fantasy. But don't start with book 4.

Feb 14, 2:40pm Top

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