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  • Posted September 21, 2009

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    "Stone's Fall" is literal.

    Ian Pears' seems to like the idea that nothing is ever the same when viewed from the differing perspectives of the narrators who made up his cast of characters. He has done this before in "An Instance of the Fingerpost" and my favorite, "The Dream of Scipio". In this one, the narrators move back in time to the origin of one of the central characters. Each narrator has a point of view based on his own knowledge of the situation. Certainly will keep you reading to the end of the mystery. The language is very much in keeping with the Victorian era in which the book is set. Very proper and very wordy, but intriguing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Great Read

    a very well written book with an amazing group of characters. Amazingly intricate detail but not to the point that it is boring... highly recomend!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

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    Intricate plot with unexpected twist!

    At times I wanted to give up on this book--there are so many characters, so many twists, and some of the "financial information" was tedious at times. However, I'm very glad I stuck with it, because the final twist literally made me gasp out loud. I still think I understand only 98% of what happened, but no matter. It was entertaining and fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

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    A Little Dry, But a Good Story

    I'd really like to give this three-and-a-half stars, since I had a difficult time liking any of the characters much. The novel is part mystery (which revolves around a beautiful woman of unknown origin) and partly a chronicle of the rise of world financial empires during the last part of the 19th century. It was often hard for me to wade through the machinations of the the banking and investment industries. The mystery was more absorbing to me, but generally I found the writing a bit dry. Overall, though, Iain Pears fans will not be disappointed.

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