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A High Wind in Jamaica (New York Review of Books Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Classic!

This is a old classic, a must read. I grew up watching this the movie but had never read the book. I finally got my library to track down an old copy for borrowing, finally reading it. I must saw i was disapointed in some things but over all i enjoyed this book. I know ...
This is a old classic, a must read. I grew up watching this the movie but had never read the book. I finally got my library to track down an old copy for borrowing, finally reading it. I must saw i was disapointed in some things but over all i enjoyed this book. I know of people who didnt like this book themselfs so i reccomend borrowing from your local library first before u spend money on a book u might not like. This movie is more children/family based but my opion is the book is more based for older kids (teens) and adults.

posted by 17435854 on May 8, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

AN OKAY BOOK

Based on the reviews, I thought I would enjoy this more. While I liked the children in the story and the story itself, when I got done with it, I was left kind of feeling like 'so what?'! So, while I wouldn't highly recommend this book, I wouldn't tell someone not to ...
Based on the reviews, I thought I would enjoy this more. While I liked the children in the story and the story itself, when I got done with it, I was left kind of feeling like 'so what?'! So, while I wouldn't highly recommend this book, I wouldn't tell someone not to read it either.

posted by Anonymous on April 24, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Overrated

    Having read many reviews before reading the book my expectations were very high. After reading the book I wonder why it received such high marks. Hughes' style of writting can be confusing and hard to follow. However, his descriptions of the physcial world are great and depiction of thoughts and motives of characters is wonderful. The tale's end is what turned out exceedingly shocking. Till the very end I was expecting a moment where the guilty character would 'come clean' or something would happen to set everything 'right'. The travesty of justice that ends the book left me with a very fowl taste for the book and the author. It's not a terrible book, but it's not something I would recommend to anyone to whom I wanted to remains friends.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 25, 2011

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