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judith palmer blin
I thoroughly enjoy Johnston's wonderful rolling prose and unique viewpoints and descriptions.
the writing is bland- a somewhat interesting story but ...
Very compelling story. Interesting style.
Wayne Johnston made an amazing novel with The Navigator of New York. This novel takes hitstory and adds a fictionalized story to the blend to make it an incredible read.
Although heavily and respectfully researched, this book suffers from the droning voice of the principal character and lack of continuity as the plot is unfurled, which results in a constant dance of two steps forward and three steps back. The saving grace of the work is the eloquent use of description intertwined with interesting historical fact. Not a huge literary achievement.
A great novel. The descriptions of turn of the century New York were amazing. Not as good as Baltimores mansion or The Colony of Unrequited dreams, but still a wonderful read.
This is a somewhat ponderous read. I found that it was not the equal to The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, but it is undoubtedly well written and researched.