Twelve - Jasper Kent Finally done. Some genuinely powerful and horrifying moments and imagery get bogged down, like the Napoleon in the Russian snows, in too much explaining of things better left to induction. The plot, tightly focused as it is on a first person narrator, occassionaly feels lie the middle bit of a Connie Willis book too - lots of running around and doing repetetive errands to save the world - only not funny. Well written, overall, but not my thing.