the Spanish Civil War is always stunning to read about--I love this author's style, I love the way the book is structured, I love the heroes he's focusing on...but I'm betting that the subject itself, no matter what book, what angle, can almost never be boring. when I visualize in my head what's being described--and that it actually happened--I'm just flabbergasted by the bravery, and the strangeness of it all! this book makes me want to read ten more books about this War, fiction, nonfiction...any good graphic novels, by chance? if you can imagine it happening in Spain between 1936 and 1939, it probably did happen. an amazing read, recommended to everyone.