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The novel makes an interesting comment on American politics of the day. Day introduces humour, action and romance into what would otherwise have been a rather dry book and it works.
The vocabulary was interesting with some words that I had never previously encountered and a few that weren't in my very fat dictionary,
04/30/2013
The language in this book is archaic and American. The book seems to be popular with people learning English as a second language, because it is free. However, they will learn more quickly from a more recent book, which is written in current English.
04/27/2013
Train presents another set of beautifully-crafted short stories of the law firm of Tutt and Tutt. There is more legal and moral debate in this set, but the humour and story twists are still there. This is excellent literature that works on so many levels.
04/18/2012
This is really a series of short stories, though they can be regarded as chapters of two books, featuring:
The clubman, McAllister.
The deputy assistant district attorney, Dockbridge.
This set is not as quite as funny and well-crafted as the later "Tutt and Mr Tutt" but a very enjoyable read, nevertheless.
04/18/2012
Just when I was starting to despair of finding some decent reading matter, I discovered Tutt. These short stories are beautifully crafted. The author has a wonderful combination of writing skill and wit. I found a quote from Train which sums up his attitude to the law: "Court, a place where they dispense with justice."
04/02/2012
A quirky but thoroughly enjoyable novel. The central, character is a swash-buckling, self-important, self-centred, bullying, English-hating war-monger. You may empathise with him and despair of him by turns. The story begins with an interesting piece of science-fiction but develops into a rollicking, pacey tale. I loved it.
01/02/2012
I agree with both the positive and some of the negative comments. Yes - There are flaws, especially the spelling. But this is a free book. If you want perfection, go and buy a full-priced book where they can afford to pay an editor to correct the author's mistakes. Rick has produced a terrific novel with some original ideas. It is definitely worth reading. Just enjoy it and ignore the minor flaws.
12/12/2011
Rhett Gervais - A Well Constructed Fantasy World Set in Ancient Rome
FEATURED AUTHOR - Rhett's love for all things science fiction and fantasy grew out of a Sunday morning family tradition of watching Star Trek re-runs on the CBC. His love of storytelling is the result of to many hours playing D&D as a dungeon master, doing his best to murder his players! He lives in Pincourt Canada with his wife, daughter, and a crazy calico named Maggie. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about his book, Apprentice: The Last Witch of Rome.