6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

NOVELS: "Aztec" by Gary Jennings...

Hi Everyone,

I've been reading the novel "Aztec" by Gary Jennings and really enjoying it.

It's well over a thousand pages, but is enthralling even if, at times, it has some obvious tidbits thrown in for entertainment value (Gore, violence, sex, etc.)...

I've long been interested in ancients history outside of Europe and this book is a fun and easy way to delve into Mesoamerican history. I used to have a patient when I ran a military pharmacy (Back in my service days... ) who used to have long chats with me about the Aztecs and Mayas (We'd meet for lunch when he came on base... ) and this novel is a great way to bring back some of those pleasant old conversations...

I'm only three-hundred pages in, but I'd recommend the novel on those three-hundred pages alone!


As kind of an odd footnote, my entire family (Mother, sister, aunts, etc.) read this novel almost a decade ago, but then the copy was lost and I never got my chance. I found one recently at a Good Will thrift store and knew my time had come!

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