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An original and absorbing novella,
This review is from: The Circling Song (Kindle Edition)
I hadn't heard of Russell Cruse before but I bought this book on the insistence of a friend. It was so absorbing that I read it in a single sitting. Although it only appears to be the author's second book, he is clearly a story teller of the highest order. The unravelling of plot was so deftly done it puts most popular writers to shame, while the language and dialogue really brings the period to life. It's obvious that the author has a keen sensitivity to the period and has done his homework on the historical research.
I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer below. The prose are not difficult or pretentious, the author just doesn't patronize the reader like the vast majority of thriller writers do today. This is still an accessible and thoroughly enjoyable piece of escapism. If you are looking for a stimulating historical novella that will fascinate and engage, look no further than The Circling Song.
I look forward to reading more of Russell Cruse's work in the future.