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The characters are well drawn and thoroughly believable and the story takes hair-pin twists and turns.
You really need a reference point to understand so I'll use a book I thought of often when reading this, "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell."
I try to spend at least one hour every night reading, and at over 700 pages, "The Meaning of Night" took quite some time to finish.
I can't even finish this novel. I don't like the character, the voice or the plot. A waste of time.Published 3 days ago by Karol Andersson
One of the few 700+ page books that I have managed to read in a 24 hour period. It starts slowly, and like a snowball, gathers mass and speed as it rolls to a dramatic and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward J. Barton
A masterpiece! I've been a fan of Wilkie Collins (a contemporary of Charles Dickens) for over 20 yrs and was very sad when I read the last Wilkie Collins book some years back and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jcharyls
This book took too long to get where it was going. It was hard to stick with the main character's painfully slow story especially since the book begins with actions that make him... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Simnsays
I had high hopes for this book - hopes which were, eventually, justified, though it took a long while to get there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Stoehr
I owned this book already in hard cover but one of my buddies ask me the best book I've ever read and he wanted to borrow it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dan Whitney
This is a great read. The book starts with a murder confession, and in relatively short time the main character (Edward Glyver) goes back in time and explains what made him become... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alejandro Contreras
Loved this book. Was sad when it. Was over. The writing really made me believe I was in the 1800s.Published 5 months ago by Luisa Beltran
One of the things that made me love the book was how aware Michael Cox seems to be for literary history. Read morePublished 5 months ago by wthunt