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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great stuff
Reminiscent of Mark Twain with the speed of a modern novel interlaced with humour, history and a great story to boot.
Published 16 months ago by Mr Andy Walter

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3.0 out of 5 stars Huckleberry Finn meets Don Quixote
In the unsettled times before the American civil war, child slave Little Onion is co-opted into the ragbag ‘army’ led by legendary American abolitionist John Brown and witnesses the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Huckleberry Finn meets Don Quixote. Great voice, hilarious characters, rumbustious events and adventures, serious issues, an interesting...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Huckleberry Finn meets Don Quixote, 29 April 2015
This review is from: Good Lord Bird, The (Paperback)
In the unsettled times before the American civil war, child slave Little Onion is co-opted into the ragbag ‘army’ led by legendary American abolitionist John Brown and witnesses the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Huckleberry Finn meets Don Quixote. Great voice, hilarious characters, rumbustious events and adventures, serious issues, an interesting window on US history. But it became repetitious across chapters and within paragraphs. For me it would have been twice as good at half the length.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great stuff, 29 Jan. 2014
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Reminiscent of Mark Twain with the speed of a modern novel interlaced with humour, history and a great story to boot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book from a fantastic author, 28 Jan. 2014
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I was researching the causes of the American Civil War when I came across the story of John Brown. After reading about what he did in those turbulent volatile days leading to the one of the biggest wars in human history I thought it was a great idea for a book or a movie.

Before I called Steve McQueen with this idea I thought I’d check if there was anything going and I came across this gem of a book.

I’m not an aspiring writer who thinks he’s a critic like a lot of people on amazon but I love historical novels and this one was hard to put down. I did find the American Deep South language and slang hard to get used but don’t let that put you off!

This book is narrated by an old southern man looking back at his life disguised as a girl in the company of a bible spouting John Brown whose divine mission is to free slaves. The book is funny, sad and thought invoking as it tackles issues on gender, identity, race and religion.

This has got rave reviews on Amazon’s American site and it has won critical praise and awards from our friends across the pond.

Do not look up John Brown on Wikipedia as there will plot spoilers!

Enjoy!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 18 Nov. 2014
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Really hard to get into it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Feb. 2015
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brilliant book. very funny
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