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Saw at Browseabout. Also a newer book to look into.
I am going to give it another year and see if I like it any better.
The book starts with a chapter titled "The unlived life" that opens with: " Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance." What follows are 160 pages of entertaining exposure of all the mental twists that send you off the mark. Stephen Pressfield calls it Resistance, with an R to illustrate its importance. To create art is war as the author knows all too well. But in the concluding chapters Pressfield talks of "muses and angels" that support the warrior and what emerges is an elevated sense of work and an inspiring sense of individual mission. I loved this book and plan to read it again this year.
Much, much too long. It would've been brilliant at 450-500 pages. At 780, The Terror is just ponderous and bloated. Lots and lots of narrative padding. I'm surprised, because Simmons is wonderfully skilled novelist and storyteller. I'll read more by him, but with some trepidation.