My book club read this, and many people couldn't get past the initial seamy, visceral description of urban Victorian-era poverty and filth. Nevertheless I find Bayard's ability to summon a historical ... Read More
Similarly to Mr. Timothy, this one picks an historical figure -- Edgar Poe -- as a key player in a well developed mystery set at West Point during the early 1800s; interesting integration of the ... Read More
This book seemed to go against every belief I have ever had about books and reading. I was told from when I was very young that the more I read the more I learn. I did not feel comfortable with the ... Read More
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