“The Winds of War” Live-blogged, 7: Hitler bombed my wine cellar!

Welcome back to the next installment of Sean Munger’s Live Blogging Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War. This is an emotional installment, filled with booze, bombs and lots of sexual energy. In this section Wouk takes us into the devastation of the bombings of London in a such a way you can almost feel it. According to Sean, “Atmospherically, the London Blitz scenes are among the very best in The Winds of War. You can almost experience the crackle of fear and excitement in the streets, see the flames of the burning buildings, and feel the real fear and uncertainty that Britons had that they might be invaded and conquered.” From Winds of War to Wines of War…if you are a Chardonnay lover or hater keep reading because we have 2 delicious Chards for you! Enjoy!


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I bet you thought I forgot about The Winds of War! Not true…if I’ve forgotten anything this summer, it’s Mysterious Tales of the New England Coast! But I’m still plugging valiantly along through Herman Wouk’s 1000-page-plus soap opera of World War II which I’ve been live-blogging the whole summer. I’m proud of myself that I actually managed to make it halfway through. Of course I should have been at the halfway mark no later than the time Wacken rolled around, but still. In this installment I’ll update you on the book itself, and share another wonderful wine suggestion by RockinRed Blog author Michelle Williams, as well as a wine suggestion of my own. So find a chilled glass and a corkscrew, and let’s get back to the saga.

The last installment was very heavy on the romance between Byron Henry, now in submarine school, and Natalie Jastrow, who’s trying to escape…

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