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The Amber Room

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Amber Room

First of all, I am a huge Steve Berry fan. I think his writing style and stories are at least on the same level as Dan Brown's books for this genre.

What I like about Steve Berry's books is that he finds some unique episode or item in history and turns it into a t...
First of all, I am a huge Steve Berry fan. I think his writing style and stories are at least on the same level as Dan Brown's books for this genre.

What I like about Steve Berry's books is that he finds some unique episode or item in history and turns it into a thriller. I never knew the Amber Room existed. Maybe I just don't know my history as well as I should, but then I've got Mr. Berry to open my eyes to some of the more interesting and intriguing parts of history, which then leads to my own exploration of that event.

Being from Atlanta, I like that his characters are or were from Atlanta. Being in the legal field myself, I like that Mr. Berry practiced law in Atlanta and that this particular character in the Amber Room was a Fulton County Superior Court judge. She was entirely believable, and so was her husband.

One thing an author has to do is convince me his characters can be believed and trusted, and this Mr. Berry does well. Also his descriptions of places make me feel like he's been there and thus knows what he's talking about. I know he has traveled to the places he writes about and isn't just getting his information off the internet or out of a travel book in order to fool me. So not only are his characters believable, his settings have the feeling of allowing me to feel like I'm right there with his characters.

Along with all of Steve Berry's books, I highly recommend the Amber Room. It is both entertaining and informing--a good combination.

posted by 1945760 on September 19, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Berry focused on history and art and in so doing sacrificed solid character development. His characters, especially Rachel and Paul were not believable. But it was an action-packed fast-moving novel.

posted by 3405203 on January 31, 2012

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