Monday, December 3, 2007
Arriving in Bucharest on the Eve of War (The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning)
Oddly enough, I too am reading The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning. Manning's ability to present the sweep of a scene in which many small dramas seem to be happening at once, and to people those dramas with detailed characters, is remarkable. In just twenty-five pages I am already swept up in the hysterical atmosphere of war. My full post is here.