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The Road Show: Spangle #1 (Spangle, No 1) Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1999
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"This third novel by the amazing Gary Jennings, who has already chronicled the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and the exploits of Marco Polo, is another whopper." -The New York Times
"A first-class storyteller.... Mr. Jennings has achieved true distinction." -Atlantic Monthly
From the Publisher
"Epic, finely wrought, erudite, richly comic, delightfully bawdy, and highly dramatic. Spangle is impressive in its sheer mass and richness. In the enthusiasm and energy of its telling, in the obvious pleasure the author takes in his work." --Los Angeles Times
"This third novel by the amazing Gary Jennings, who has already chronicled the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the exploits of Marco Polo, is another whopper." --The New York Times
"A first-class storyteller...Mr. Jennings has achieved true distinction." --Atlantic Monthly
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You'll love this novel about a traveling carnival in the years after the Civil War. The details of carnival life are fascinating, and it really gives you a picture of a forgotten America.
Jennings tells a wonderful story with some funny lines thrown in. Here's one:
"Florian told me that we must never let ourselves be bound by propriety, precedent, convention or morality, those things are recipes for banality." What a perfect description of a character. You can almost hear him saying, "Step right up, I've got a deal for you."
Although not quite as rich historically as Aztec, the series is much longer and covers more territory, so it's my personal favorite. If you like Jennings and you realize that Roadshow was not meant to be a stand-alone work, you won't be disappointed in this series.
You can't go wrong!!