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A Great Story
on 28 June 2017
This is a great story. I enjoyed the TV series years ago, and decided to read the novel just to remind myself of the story. As the title of the review says it's a great story, but I did find the writing style a bit laborious. But with Kindle you can flip through pages of descriptive wording if you find it's boring, so I was happy to do that. Others may find this writing to be just fine, it's a matter of personal likes. However despite my preference for less 'heavy' dialogue I still enjoyed reading the book. I wish they'd show the TV series again (NOT remake it, just show the original)
The story itself is about a young Irish emigrant who makes a great fortune in America, destroys numerous people along the way, including his own family. It has overtones of another legendary Irish-American family, and all too familiar plot lines about a hidden 'Elite' running the world. Set in the 1850 -1900 period it's a fascinating story that opens up the opportunity to 'search' some of the characters names who were real life people and get to know the real story of what went on in the days of the 'Robber Barons'