Still catching my breath after finishing Stone's Fall last night. Pears' prose flows in fine style loaded with fascinating settings, characters and situations. Placed amidst the economic, military/industrial turmoil of Europe before World War I, the novelist's flights of fiction arise from a historical foundation with aspects readers in 2009 may recognize as quite contemporary.
Listening to the excellent actors who recorded this book is a treat. I hope someone will record The Dream of Scipio, Iain Pears' masterpiece novel of western civilization and ethical challenges.
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