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As driven as the plot may be, the writing does not suffer. Ebershoff has a luxuriant way with words, and through his beautiful prose he includes readers in the intrigue of a swiftly passing shop window, the refinement of a well-made lobster trap, and the coarseness of a saloon filled with whores and their clients. The many details bring us closer to each character's motives, and when the last page is read we may even realize that the book moved us to a different time and place--just like a good book should. --Karin Rosman
Dark and confusing. Did not enjoy reading a book where no one shared feelings and in the end it ruined their lives.Published 3 months ago by Patricia
Our book club read this, otherwise, I would have stopped after fifty pages, but I read on, and on, to the end. There is a story in this book, but the author doesn't tell it easily. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sun Storm
I am conflicted about this book; on the one hand, it’s historical fiction set in southern California, where I grew up; on the other, the characters frustrated me so badly I wanted... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laurie A. Brown
I was entranced by The Nineteenth Wife, one of the best historical novels I've read in a decade, so, perhaps my unenthusiastic reception of Pasadena was the result of unmet... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Leroy Strom
I found the story telling about Pasadena in the early years very interesting. But, the storyline about the people a little confusing. It would jump around and hard to follow. Read morePublished 13 months ago by G. Battcock
As a second generation Pasadena native, I found this fictionalized history of the City to be fascinating. Well told story takes you back in time.Published 16 months ago by G. G. Davis
I was given this book by my sister in law. She promised me a great romance. NOT! First, let me say that there was no need for this book to be 484 pages long. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Carrie A. Gallagher
found the history of Venice very fascinating-- felt itthe sexuality of the characters went a bit overboard to make the pointPublished on May 10, 2013 by Beverly Rose