It took a few pages to get into the rhythm of the dialogue, and once that was established it became a great read...like put the book down, it's 1am! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bill G.
This was the longest, most involved saga I've ever plowed through. I couldn't recommend it, as the plot was very complex and the reader should pay close attention to each detail,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by gail's opinion
Good grief, that was a very confusing book.
I am not a book reviewer just a person who loves a good story. This fell short... Read more
Great book, though the ending does fade from the excellence of the major portion of the book. One really gets an insight into life in those timesPublished 2 months ago by david perkins
Sick of it all, that's what I felt upon finishing this novel. No doubt, Palliser has talent, and I understand that wordy and Victorian go hand-in-hand, but daaaaaamn, long-winded... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ReasonableGoatPerson
Why? Just use your head? That is what I kept thinking all the way thru this book. I could not get over the poor writing and repetition of ideas, sayings and thoughts running thru... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sarah
I read this book right after it was published and I liked it. Now, all these years later and years of teaching and an MA in English and I find out what a terrific book this is. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard L. Lause