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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A Wonderful Read

Of the several Martin Cruz Smith novels I've read, this is my favorite. The setting, a coal mining town in Victorian England, may sound drab, almost 'Dickens'ish', but Cruz draws you in. The plot is tight and well thought out, the prose sensual, and the symbolism inte...
Of the several Martin Cruz Smith novels I've read, this is my favorite. The setting, a coal mining town in Victorian England, may sound drab, almost 'Dickens'ish', but Cruz draws you in. The plot is tight and well thought out, the prose sensual, and the symbolism intertwines throughout the book. For instance, as you read, pay attention to Cruz's thoughtful intertwining of roses and the color red throughout the book. This book would make a fantastic movie. It certainly makes for a wonderful weekend read.

posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2005

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Why isn't everyone talking about this book? A real page turner!

I love historical fiction! This book takes you deep down into the real coal mining town of Wigan, England. Our hero is suffering from malaria he contracted in his beloved Africa. He will do anything to return to the gold mines of Africa, including solve the mysterious...
I love historical fiction! This book takes you deep down into the real coal mining town of Wigan, England. Our hero is suffering from malaria he contracted in his beloved Africa. He will do anything to return to the gold mines of Africa, including solve the mysterious dissapearance of a person of interest for the coal mine owner. This book has it all.... murder, mystery, history, romance and lots of twists and turns! The nitty gritty life of a coal miner will appeal to male as well as female readers! Check it out!

posted by Wabit on November 22, 2011

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