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The Columbus Affair

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wow! Is all I can stay.

What an extremely original concept. Berry keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. Even though most of it is fiction regarding Columbus and the Jewish communities in past history and now, the book absolutely will hold your attention. I will definitely re...
What an extremely original concept. Berry keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. Even though most of it is fiction regarding Columbus and the Jewish communities in past history and now, the book absolutely will hold your attention. I will definitely read more of his work.

posted by CorinaFL on June 13, 2012

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12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

The historical fabrication was somewhat interesting, but the cha

The historical fabrication was somewhat interesting, but the characters were pretty much cardboard cutouts. What bothered me most, however, was the lack of copy editing...mistakes abounded, and were a distraction from the story. Are publishers no longer providing the se...
The historical fabrication was somewhat interesting, but the characters were pretty much cardboard cutouts. What bothered me most, however, was the lack of copy editing...mistakes abounded, and were a distraction from the story. Are publishers no longer providing the services of copy editors to "polish" the story to remove misspellings, misappropriated pronouns, and unexplained shifts in language such as sometimes referring to distance in feet, and sometimes meters? (And not based on the perspective of the character, whether the unit of measurement reflected the nationality of the character - it wasn't that. It was just sloppy writing!)

I seriously considered giving up midway through. I stuck it out, but more from my own stubbornness than enjoyment. I did want to find the resolution to the story, but felt the language was fighting me every step of the way.

I've enjoyed Steve Berry's other books. This one, however, is worth a miss.

posted by 299112 on May 25, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    slow so far

    I've read a couple of his previous efforts but this one does not measure up so far.

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