©2005 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.
Alida in Colorado
the first half of the book I loved. The second half drug on and on and he spent too much time focused on how his childhood had affected him. I love Courtenay's books but this one was a disappointment and it was too similar to his first one; "The Power of One"
Characters are so well developed, relationships endearing and historical portrayals are very impacting on the heart and soul. Thanks so much, Bryce and Humphrey!!
I feel like this is the book that Courtenay would have like to have written when he completed The Power Of One. It's a more polished story from a more experienced author, but with a little less heart. It's a good read and I definitely recommend it, but you will see a lot of parallels to The Power Of One...too many for my taste.
Bryce Courtney is a great storyteller and entertaining writer. His books could be up there with some of the "Greats" but he gets down into the details of the social gutter too much at times to appeal to a wider audience. A little more discretion on the social/human dark side would allow me to recommend this to a lot more people.
Busy attorney and mom that likes to catch up on books while I commute.
Bryce Courtenay is a masterful storyteller, and there are great things within this novel, but it is a bit of a retread of the Power of One. Humphrey Bower's performance was very good, although he needs to work on his Irish accent. I'm not sure I would recommend this book over the power of one, but it is a good story of Justice.
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