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The Great Train Robbery

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In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Kathy

Classic Crichton

by Kathy on Mar 17, 2011

I had read this book before and thought it was a masterpiece. I decided that I wanted it in hardback so that I could reread it whenever I wanted and not end up with a paperback in tatters. The copy of the book itself was in great shape, as well as the jacket cover. As for the tale itself, Crichton, as usual, really did his homework of the times of the 1850s, in particular in England. He writes his characters as an artist might paint it, with great detail. The bits of conversation ring with the different sounds of the people involved, from all the walks of life. This author could always make the reader feel as if one was really there. The story is told as a reporter might write it. It is very involved, but Crichton always leaves you understanding the devious plot, with suspense, and also the occasional humor. I consider this book to be a Michael Crichton "Classic".

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