One of the best Western novels I have read to date. Seltzer's Western novels are jam packed with action, adventure, and romance.
A pretty good fictional depiction of Norse life and the discovery of North America. Could have stuck closer to history (as told in saga) and used less authorial creativity, but worth a read.
Entertaining short book of mysteries and tall tales.
Unusual and well-written mystery adventure with heroes and villains galore, and more than a few surprise twists.
Contains two or three or a half dozen unlikely coincidences and the ending is a bit frantic, but quite non-put-downable.
One of Sabatiniís best! Constant adventure, love, and a happy ending, just what a good romance is made of.
If the author's intention really was to emulate A.Conan Doyle's Holmes,
what he achieved is to show at least one of the reasons of Doyle's
superiority: Watson isn't as observing as Holmes but he is equally clever.
The Kirk's assistant, Bat, is shockingly dumb, bordering on retarded.
The investigator's police rival is more of the same. As for the
investigator, he also doesn't seem too bright, just goes through logical
motions, none of them surprising or spectacular: in the kingdom of the
blind, the one-eyed man is king.
All the rest is very, very pulp, a cheap, little credible and strenous
plot, cartoonish characters and a very weak sense of humour.
The only curious point to be found is a mention of "hordes of East
Europeans" crowding the bad neighbourhoods.
An incredibly good writing. The Hornung's style was highly praised by A.Conan-Doyle, who was his brother-in-law, and by O. Wilde.
The narrative gets your attention at once and holds it till the last word.
This novel isn't even one of his most famous books but it's splendid.
Hornung knows how to create emotion and suspense with a seemingly plain word and how to get the most of a story, which grows and expands itself just when you think that's all there was to it.
A good intrigue, interesting characters, picturesque entourages. Impossible to stop reading.
i like this books
The original "Cyder-Maker's Instructor..." by Thomas Chapman was referenced in "Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake" by Sarah H. Meacham as being published in London, 1762.