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City of Dreams Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 11, 2010
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We stayed in touch by e-mail, and he sent a few updates that his latest novel was "really coming together nicely." Well, I finished reading "City of Dreams" last night, and one recurring thought kept popping into my head: "How on earth does he do this?" Somehow, Mr. Martin is able to take a sliver of historical fact and create incredibly spellbinding fiction. Even though he personally shared with me his approach to writing, I can't get my arms around how he brings it all together in an `I'm going to stay up late and keep reading because I have to know what happens next" story.
An immediate difference you'll notice in "City of Dreams" compared to his previous novels is it's not so much a family history that Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are uncovering as it is a series of unrelated characters who continue to hold and pursue the valuable bonds over 200+ years. The actions and coincidences that bring them together are quite intriguing.
One thing that remains consistent is the incredible depth of his characters. You'll find yourself feeling deep emotions - and you'll become friends with the good guys and have a strong disliking for the bad ones.Read more ›
In City of Dreams, the latest thriller by William Martin, fan favorites Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are back - this time to solve the mystery of the missing bonds. As Peter and Evangeline race through New York, they uncover the tales of those who have harbored the box through the years. Meanwhile, the intricate, pulse-pounding plot takes us back through time as far as the American Revolution, where historical figures are given vibrant voices alongside some of Martin's own best characters yet. Fallon's cult following in Boston will surely forgive their hero's Yankees-cap disguise as Martin captures Manhattan as a character in its own right, breathing life into the Bowling Green, Tammany Hall, Hell's Kitchen, and the emerging skyline over the Hudson.
City of Dreams is a roller-coaster ride through the streets and centuries of a New York both gritty and glamorous - a page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. For fans of history, thrillers, and masterful story-telling, it's a "must-read" for summer.
City of Dreams takes us up to our recent financial collapse.Read more ›
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I'm a Martin fan so my expectations are high. This book felt contrived and labored. Just as Peter Fallon was not at home in New York, I hoped for the end of this tale.Published 2 months ago by Susan Snow
As always, William Martin makes history fun and enlightening.Published 6 months ago by beatrice burke
If you like historical fiction combined with mystery, William Martin is your author. This story is one of a continuing series by Martin, all of them are good. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Halcyon Fair
Another good book. Lots of historical facts woven in with the story line. I've never been to the Washington area or around Philadelphia but you feel like you can picture what it... Read morePublished 11 months ago by GMB
William Martin's stories are always a fun read. Hopping back and forth through some of the more memorable points in our history, it's always entertaining to see how a bunch of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shawn Morrissey
I've ben a fan of the Peter Fallon series. This one was not as good as Back Bay or Harvard Yard but it was still enjoyable. This one just sort of petered out at the endPublished 13 months ago by Kamikaze93