The big twist in the book comes from the characters’ actions, not a major plot twist as in many novels
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This rich adventure novel has memorable characters and an epic story.
I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.
If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.
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The storytelling is not fast, but not crawling either, a pace I would imagine Texas moves to and always has been. The author captures the time of the country abided by its own unwritten laws, enforced by rough quite men.
I love the sarcastic, bitter, dark Jewish humor which, to be fair, is shared with many cultures but with a twist of guilt and spice.
This book was certainly an eye opener, the figure of Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified
The author writes about the challenges of living in the region for both Jews and Arabs, especially for young people who struggle with identity and family.
Not only it is about the space program, but also about bright people preserving and making a name for themselves through education and smarts.