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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?"
I got this book because of a rave review I read. I LOVED the history aspect of the book (it is worth buying just for the details) but the main character part I didn't care much for... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Heather Lindsay
I bought this book because I loved Vaillant's writing in "Tiger," and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Lenard Milich
This is history I knew very little about. Well written and engaging.Published 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Douglas K. Shaeffer