From: Utlima Thule
ORIGINAL: Mac Linehan
As a big fan of the Bernie Gunther series, am very sorry to hear of Mr. Kerr's passing.
Also: loki100, as I reread the WitW rules and relearn the game, your comments and posts are (among several others) an excellent guide, often clarifying concepts that I do not fully understand.
Yes, I'll miss the bi-annual 'Bernie', the original trilogy was spell binding and some of the later ones equally good
and glad the WiTW commentary helps. I'm writing the manual for WiTE2 and am feeding in a lot of the WiTW questions - in effect if its not clear in the WiTW documentation can we explain it better this time. But of course there is the unavoidable problem of sheer length.
Anyway, I've praised one of her earlier books The Unwomanly face of War (interviews with women members of the Soviet army and partisan movements in WW2) and have just finished another. If you have a strong stomach, would really reccomend Svetlana Alexievich's Boys in Zinc, interviews with members (or their surviving relatives in many cases) of the Soviet forces that fought in Afghanistan. There are sections that are so grim as to be almost unreadable but, like the earlier, book its a masterpiece of oral history - I'd put her with Lynn MacDonald for her ability to handle this style of writing.