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Middlemarch: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)
Bert G. Hornback, George Eliot
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie Liked this one the most of Abercrombie's writings so far. Moves the macro-narrative from the previous volumes along well enough, with references to the events & consequences of TFL & BSC.

Nifty focus on Gorst; glad to see Shivers back. Volume's epigraph is a famous line from Brecht, which lends a marxist cast to the whole thing, though it's not tendentious.

Each of the three martial sections features a lengthy chapter wherein the perspective is passed from character to character, most of whom are one-offs. Not sure if it's slick or gimmicky, though, and not sure if it doesn't detract from the principals or not.

Recommended for suppurating arses, cheese trappers, and eternal corporals.