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The Legend of Broken

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    Finally got a chance to finish this book after getting it right

    Finally got a chance to finish this book after getting it right when it came out, few weeks ago.  True, It is a little on the long side, but one of the great thing about Carr's writing is that he knows how to make a page turner.  The basic premise of the book I found very interesting- in the introduction, Carr sets up the story as a manuscript he discovered while researching another book.  He then presents the manuscript, providing copious footnotes to help explain the manuscript, on everything from historical context to etymology to botany.  I appreciated this, as well as his directive in the introduction that, if the reader so chooses, they could easily ignore the footnotes wholesale, and enjoy the manuscript as it is.  
    If you are looking for the Alienist part 3 this is probably not the place for it- it is not a murder mystery per se.  The Legend of Broken is an excellent fantasy/historical fiction crossover, with some swashbuckling and roman military battle tactics thrown in.  As I was reading it I kept thinking of how awesome a movie this would make- the character development, action, and intricately described urban and jungle scenery are all pretty vivid.


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    Major Dissappointment

    Very strange book I loved the alienist and angel of darkness so I bought this when I saw Mr. Carr had this out. I can't really say how the whole book is because it's very badly written and hard to follow. The book is written in mainly present tense which is a very odd tense for something that is suppose to have happened long ago.. Overall, get a sample if you are thinking of buying this because the readability is rock bottom.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Very disappointed

    I bought this because I loved "The Alienist" and "Angel of Darkness". I simply couldn't get into thisbook, andI just gave
    up after a few chapters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Not like the alienist!

    If you,re looking for another book like the alienist, this is not it . If you,re looking for a good read with wonderful characters, you will love this book. It belongs in the fantasy genre, not general fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    I bought this after Hearing Mr. Carr interviewed about it on NPR

    I bought this after Hearing Mr. Carr interviewed about it on NPR. I found it to be an eminently readable page turner with well developed characters, deep narrative detail,
    and excellent plotting.
    While it was depicted as fantasy in some reviews, which would imply some sort of magical backdrop, and in others as taking place in medieval Germany in others,
    it is, rather, a portrait of a remnant of civilization poised to plunge into the dark ages as a result of religious orthodoxy denying science, among other things.
    The "Idyll" after the first section of the book brought me to tears. This was a wholly enjoyable book that left me wanting more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    What happened to Caleb?

    After the brilliant Alienist and Angel of Darkness it has been all downhill. One dud aftet another. So disappointed!!

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