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5.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining read
Reviewed in Canada on September 6, 2019
Easy read with an interesting plot that flows well. Great book for the beach. Characters are well defined and believable.
3.0 out of 5 starsA Good Tale, Spoiled by Poor Use of Language
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2020
This is the third book that I have read in this genre, from this author. He specialises in tales centred on literary figures from the past, and he tells a good story.
But - yet another American author who is too lazy to write in language appropriate to the historical period and setting that he would like to portray. I can assure Mr Masello that Victorian Irishmen (such as Bram Stoker) did NOT end sentences with "yet" or "already" in the manner of a Bronx Jew!
There are, regrettably, quite a few of these anachronisms that really, really, jar on the sensitivities of European readers.
If you are going to write about another part of the world, and about it's history, for Heaven's sake, do a bit of research and get it right. If that is too much trouble, then stick to inventing tales about U.S. authors, please.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is the second book by this author I have read,I must say I have really enjoyed both and will definitely read all his other works in this vain.I have given both books 5 stars as I have really enjoyed both unputdownable reads immensely, I highly recommend this and his other books and will follow him in Kindle book club,awaiting more of the same.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2020
Brilliantly written,best books I have read for some time,following in Kindle book club,cannot wait to read all of his books in same vain,very,very highly recommended and highly believable.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2020
One of the pleasures of Robert Masello's books is the date he takes with his research, going to some lengths to include factual material in his books. This one was no exception and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good tale and who interested in the history of the early part of the last century.