The Burning Shore - Wilbur Smith Reviews
Description:ISBN 0333782062 / Author: Wilbur Smith / Genre: Crime / Thriller / A novel in which a passionate affair between a French aristocrat and Michael Courtney forces her to set out and seek a future for their unborn child in Africa, but first she must brave the terrors of war, ... more
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Eagle in the Sky - Wilbur SmithTypical Smith - with a twist (901 words)
by gillyman - written on 10/11/03, updated on 10/11/03 (Very useful, 122 readings)
Since I was first introduced to Taita the Slave in River God (which I had bought as a birthday present for Dad), I have been a confirmed devotee of Wilbur Smith's and have devoured his many works. From ancient Egypt, through the historical chronicles of the Courteney and the Ballantyne families to his more modern works, Smith writes swashbuckling, boys-own adventure tales peopled by brave and handsome heroes and feisty beautiful women who despite their independence, always swoon for the aforesaid heroes. Smith is pure escapism for which he is to be highly commended! I find shopping for books in second hand stores to be immensely therapeutic, lifting, flicking ...
Wilbur Smith in generalTop modern writer (1605 words)
by The Dutty Hooer - written on 12/12/01, updated on 12/12/01 (Very useful, 428 readings)
s own, not part of a series. It’s my personal favourite out of all of Wilbur Smith’s books. The story is divided into two parts: a. Part one is about an archaeologist named Ben and his friend Lauren, a wealthy businessman who funds Ben’s projects. Ben gets an aerial photograph depicting an ancient buried settlement, this is the start of the adventure. They travel to Africa and begin the process of excavation. This part is essentially all about the dig and the things that go on between the friends. This book does get quite political in places and is sometimes quite violent, but the story is captivating. b. Part two is all about life ...
Wilbur Smith in generalThrilling author of the century (359 words)
by trog - written on 29/01/01, updated on 07/02/01 (139 readings)
This opinion is about the author Wilbur Smith. Wilbur Smith writes adventure books that are suitable for teenagers and above. His books mostly involve the wilds of Africa where he gives accurate discriptions of how Nelson Mandela came in to power after defeating the racsist Boers of Africa. He also gives accounts on the zulus, matebele, mashone and the xhosa tribes, that all live down in zimbabwe and south africa. Hi stories involve the Courtney familly who start off fighting the Germans in the first world war and the move to Africa where they establish friends and become one of the richest famillies in the south of the continent.This all takes place over a period of ...
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