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City of Dreams Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 11, 2010
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We stayed in touch by e-mail, and he sent a few updates that his latest novel was "really coming together nicely." Well, I finished reading "City of Dreams" last night, and one recurring thought kept popping into my head: "How on earth does he do this?" Somehow, Mr. Martin is able to take a sliver of historical fact and create incredibly spellbinding fiction. Even though he personally shared with me his approach to writing, I can't get my arms around how he brings it all together in an `I'm going to stay up late and keep reading because I have to know what happens next" story.
An immediate difference you'll notice in "City of Dreams" compared to his previous novels is it's not so much a family history that Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are uncovering as it is a series of unrelated characters who continue to hold and pursue the valuable bonds over 200+ years. The actions and coincidences that bring them together are quite intriguing.
One thing that remains consistent is the incredible depth of his characters. You'll find yourself feeling deep emotions - and you'll become friends with the good guys and have a strong disliking for the bad ones.Read more ›
In City of Dreams, the latest thriller by William Martin, fan favorites Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are back - this time to solve the mystery of the missing bonds. As Peter and Evangeline race through New York, they uncover the tales of those who have harbored the box through the years. Meanwhile, the intricate, pulse-pounding plot takes us back through time as far as the American Revolution, where historical figures are given vibrant voices alongside some of Martin's own best characters yet. Fallon's cult following in Boston will surely forgive their hero's Yankees-cap disguise as Martin captures Manhattan as a character in its own right, breathing life into the Bowling Green, Tammany Hall, Hell's Kitchen, and the emerging skyline over the Hudson.
City of Dreams is a roller-coaster ride through the streets and centuries of a New York both gritty and glamorous - a page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. For fans of history, thrillers, and masterful story-telling, it's a "must-read" for summer.
City of Dreams takes us up to our recent financial collapse.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It is part history, going back to 1776 and the Revolutionary War, part historical fiction, and part modern day thriller. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer Thomas
A good book. Not one of Martins best but still a good read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read everything Martin writes love his story lines,and his style Back Bay was excellent,as was this.Published 3 months ago by Richard C.
A New York I never knew existed. Loved it, as usual with Mr. Martin's tales.Published 4 months ago by L. Bovard Mayne
I'm a Martin fan so my expectations are high. This book felt contrived and labored. Just as Peter Fallon was not at home in New York, I hoped for the end of this tale.Published 7 months ago by Susan Snow
As always, William Martin makes history fun and enlightening.Published 12 months ago by beatrice burke