The New Detective revolve around the question of how people justify the bad things they do, or not even realize they’re wrong
I found the book quite boring in the beginning, but the story got better when the narrative was moved from San Francisco to Chile
The author’s talent shines through, there are great passages here and there, but I had to trudge through hundreds of pages to find them.
A fascinating, well researched, and very ambitious effort. The story captures the immense wealth, of Babylon a long with world building grounded in history.
This is a story with many layers, brutal and naked, which had several twists I did not see coming. There are many themes, consequences of choices made, secrets
In Inés of My Soul, author Isabel Allende captured her spirit, and also told of the foundation of Chile in a fascinating and entertaining manner
A Tale of One January by Albert Maltz is a historical-fiction story of two women who escaped from a Nazi death March in January, 1945
I felt that the book is most poignant when the characters are interacting. The sense of desperation they feel everyday is something that’s felt on every page
The Rail Splitter is expertly researched, books like this should be the standard for historical fiction. One could learn a lot from books like this
Hedda by Peter Haden is an enjoyable historical fiction. It is intelligent, the main characters are intriguing, and the narrative is grounded in the history