Morgan's Run

Morgan's Run

by Colleen McCullough
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Morgan's Run 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up Morgan's Run because I needed something to read. Some other reviews I've read indicated that it drags a bit in places. I agree that it does, but also argue that it is important to understand the details, misery, and tedium, that prisonsers went through in those days. After starting Morgan's Run, I found I couldn't leave it. I had to finish it; I had to know what happened to Richard Morgan. And after finishing it, I think it's one of the best books I've read in a long time. I strongly hope it is made into a movie - I would be first in line to see it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful historical novel. Get character development. Exciting settings. The novel includes betrayal, convicts, love, death, whippings, hangings, the founding of Australia, children, starvation, thief, and more. Excellent dialogue. The book is just outstanding. The novel deserves an A+++++++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But the book drags on a bit. Wordy keep reading
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Brilliant author. Amazing book. Couldn't put it down.
hokeka More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
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I have loved every one of Colleen McCullogh's books but this one really disappointed me, very boring.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I simply enjoyed this book. Ms McCullough is a master of historical fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Following the writer from the streets of Rome, she took me to the wildeness of Norfolk Island (in Spanish). Although I was not particularly touched by the story, I must confess that Richard Morgan fascinated me trully. I very much recommend this book and commend the writer fo such an excelent work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a book that I could hardly put down and when it was close to the end, I didn't want it to end. I would love a sequel. I would recommmend it to anyone interested in the history of Englands courts and prisons, of that time. Also the settling of Norfolk Island and its convicts who some didn't deserve to be there but made the most of it. Jan
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read The Thornbirds and also own the Videos. For me, Morgan's Run and The Grass Crown expressed much more depth and detail of the historical settings. English ships were most often 'horrors'. Even Abigal Adams in John Adams experienced their filth. Colleen McCullough's flow of words gave me a clear understanding of what it must have been to land in so much hostility and strangeness. The process of adapting held my interest to the final page. She must continue this story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading "Morgan's Run". What a wonderful book. Having just returned from holidaying on Norfolk Island, the book was additionally interesting as I could visulise the areas on the island where the convict settlement was established. I have loved and studied history since I was a young girl and this book fulfilled all my expectations of an historical novel. I found it hard to put the book down and couldn't wait to turn to the next chapter. Richard Morgan was a fascinating and wonderful character and I hope that Colleen will continue with his story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because I enjoyed The Thorn Birds so much. The story is very interesting, but I do think parts of it drag somewhat. Some of the descriptions (such as those about the tools) are too lengthy. Most of us aren't really that interested, I believe. This is not a book most tool-lovers are going to read, and they would know that information already anyway. But I did enjoy the storyline and am curious to find out what happens to Morgan's offspring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can hardly wait for the follow up book. I also think this is a movie waiting to happen. I suggest Russell Crowe as Richard Morgan. I just finished it today. It's been a long time since a book has kept me up after finishing it. I couldn't sleep thinking about the characters and where their lives had come from and went to and were still going. I was surprised to see 'The Floating Brothel' on the home page for books today. For those of you who haven't read Morgans Run, this new book is about one of the ships in Morgans Run. I must read it too. I can't imagine anyone not moved by this book. I know my husband and my son (21 yrs) will enjoy it just as much as I do in their own way.