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3.0 out of 5 stars Compelling but it doesn't stand on its own, June 28, 2002
This review is from: The Burning Road: A Novel (Mass Market Paperback)
A word of warning to anyone who might pick up this book - this is a sequel, a fact not acknowledged on the cover, or for that matter anywhere at all on the book.
The story moves compellingly between two doctors in two centuries. The historical tale stands on its own but the contemporary one needs more explaining. Frustrated with cryptic references that could only be understood if I went to the first volume, I've stopped reading until I can get a copy of The Plague Tales.
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Initial post: May 30, 2010 2:36:37 PM PDT
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Sue Johnson says:
I read the Plague Tales and liked it, but too much time elapsed before I read Burning Road so that I had forgotten much of it. Actually, instead of helping, the many references to the first book just left me wishing I had read them in the same time frame as I couldn't remember the details of what they referred to. They, also, seemed to slow down the story or at least take away from the new story, and I finally stopped reading it. It didn't help that I am not familiar with the history of that time. The history wasn't as important for background in the Plague Tales.
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