Just a quick note to say that I have started The Floating Admiral for our buddy read this lunchtime.
I have skipped the Introductions etc. and have jumped in right at Chesterton's Prologue - which I liked a lot.
It had all the snark of Chesterton and all the atmosphere of an old Mr Moto movie, which I am sure will come with some a hefty dose of eye-rolling at some point, too. Or at least a reminder to some of the abysmal aspects of The Big Four.
"We talk of the mystery of Asia; and there is a sense in which we are all wrong."