Stone's Fall - Iain Pears Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099516179 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Iain Pears / Paperback / 608 Pages / Book is published 2010-06-03 by Vintage
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by - written on 03/05/13 (Very useful, 32 readings)
Book artwork can play an important role in attracting readers. When we saw Stone's Fall in a charity shop, we decided to take a punt on it because the artwork made it look "interesting". If you believe Mrs SWSt, the book lived up to that initial promise; personally, I thought the artwork was significantly more interesting than the book itself. When Victorian industrialist John Stone is found dead, having apparently fallen (or been pushed) from a window in his home, the repercussions are significant. Stone is a leading figure in British industry and his companies a crucial part of the British Empire's economy. His will makes a mysterious bequest to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/08/10 (Useful, 4 readings)
This is the first time I have read an Iain Pears novel and I must say I was really disappointed. The tale is cut in three parts and tells the story of Matthew Braddock, Elizabeth, Henry Colt and John Stone. It takes you from 1909 to 1890 and to 1867 which I found really hard to keep up with. Especially as the book starts off at Elizabeth's funeral in 1953. The first part about Elizabeth and Matthew I found really hard going. And at the end of part one I was none the wiser as to what it was all about. I really liked his writing style it was clever and beautifully written but i just could not get into the story. The second part I liked even less. I got confused ... Read the complete review
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