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Vaillant sets up the story well, priming the reader with history and science until Hadwin comes into the picture.
John Vaillant has exposed a compelling story, a murder mystery where the victim is a rare spruce with brilliant golden needles.
When I read the synopsis for The Golden Spruce, I thought "Is there enough story here to fill a full length book?"
This is history I knew very little about. Well written and engaging.Published 13 days ago by V. Masters
It reads like a true-crime book without the blood and gore--or with even MORE blood and gore if you hold the victim (the titular tree) as venerated as the locals did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SD-SU
After reading (and loving) The Tiger, I had to read Vaillant's first book. I love how he mixes an interesting story with history, ecology and nature. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AdventureReader
great. i already read the paperback from a friend in b.c. and wanted the original, which was extremely low cost, and signed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas K. Shaeffer
Like D.B. Cooper, poet-logger Wobblies, potlatches, and the geoduck, THe Golden Spruce is the kind of story Cascadia produces best: mystical, misty, mystifying, and just a little... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Willliams
It was a pretty good story, good history of the Pacific North West and our old growth forrest. I just felt that the characters development was lacking.Published 4 months ago by Jim Cusick
Mom found this very interesting. With her limited mobility, good reads keep her actively engaged and give her things to talk about on family phone calls. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marvel Hicks