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Into the real events, steps a fictional character. A reporter from New York arrives to cover the story. Hal Hinson follows the facts, but finds that Charleston is a much more complex and seductive city than he ...
Into the real events, steps a fictional character. A reporter from New York arrives to cover the story. Hal Hinson follows the facts, but finds that Charleston is a much more complex and seductive city than he imagined. Hinson discovers a dangerous balance in the racial divide, a country of beauty and cruelty, and a love story that reviewers describe as Shakespearean in its ending.
Posted July 3, 2011
Stereotypical, predictable, and boring. I kept reading it in hopes that it would redeem itself. Didn't happen. The overt attempt to mention all things Charlestonian/Southern was annoying, superfluous, and obvious, and the gratuitous "romance" was out of place. The title is self fulfilling.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2010
Dead Weight is a great book. It shows the true history of Charleston, South Carolina. It's a thrilling romantic novel also. Dead Weight also shows the true beauty behind Charleston and its ugly side too. I read this book about twice and I'm still in love with it. Humphreys gives Charleston its true meaning. I would know because I met the author myself. Who knew Charleston could have an ugly side? He mentions some of Charleston's greatest land marks. And the trial was just thrilling to read! I like to know about what was happening during 1910. I enjoy how Humphreys made a New York reporter come to the city, to review this trial. But there's love coming to the new reporter in this town. I really recomend this book for teens through adults who enjoy historical fiction.
Posted February 14, 2011
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