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Coal Black Horse

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Story

This truly is a very good, interesting and entertaining book, and Robert Olmstead is not as recognized as he probably should be. Though set in the civil war, it's not about the civil war, it just contains elements of it to enhance the story. The imagery is amazing, and ...
This truly is a very good, interesting and entertaining book, and Robert Olmstead is not as recognized as he probably should be. Though set in the civil war, it's not about the civil war, it just contains elements of it to enhance the story. The imagery is amazing, and the eloquent prose in which it is written in is beautiful. It's not on the same level as All Quiet on the Western Front or some of the Cormac McCarthy books in which this has been compared to, but then again, what is on that level? I highly recommend the book, and I am looking forward to the forthcoming sequal.

posted by 901122 on March 30, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

too dark--didn't finish

I was really looking forward to this one. It had the elements I like: a coming of age story, a quest, and civil war fiction. However, it was just too dang dark for me. Now I don't want to disuade anyone from reading it, it has recieved incredibly good reviews from other...
I was really looking forward to this one. It had the elements I like: a coming of age story, a quest, and civil war fiction. However, it was just too dang dark for me. Now I don't want to disuade anyone from reading it, it has recieved incredibly good reviews from other readers so if this is your genre I suggest to give it a try. Perhaps it might be best suited for male readers. Although I couldn't finish it, I couldn't give it only the one star (per my norm for abandoned books)because it does warrant more than that on the quality of the writing.

posted by pjpick on August 7, 2010

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