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You actually care about his characters,
This review is from: The Burning Shore (The Courtneys of Africa) (Paperback)
The Burning Shore was my introduction to Wilbur Smith's work after someone gave it to me many years ago and it's still the best adventure yarn that I have ever read. It's got all the Wilbur Smith hallmarks: well-researched attention to detail in an epic plot enacted by people that he gets you to know and love. It can leave you feeling bereft when Smith kills one of them off and that's a rare skill amongst yarn-spinners but it's what makes him stand out from the rest - you actually care what happens to his characters.