Retrospective of Historical Fiction

Descripció
Guiding my reading in historical fiction.
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16,504 membres
384 ressenyes
3.9
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8,732 membres
416 ressenyes
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18,194 membres
451 ressenyes
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, sturlington, ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: A weird tale, verging on if not actually horror, but certainly worth reading.
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11,669 membres
174 ressenyes
3.9
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11,652 membres
274 ressenyes
4.2
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6,964 membres
346 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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5,937 membres
316 ressenyes
4.1
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5,474 membres
183 ressenyes
½ 4.3
3 Members
sturlington, ahef1963, dianeham
Explicacions
ahef1963: One of the best. Partially epistolary, so vivid in detail.
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5,102 membres
345 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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5,050 membres
248 ressenyes
3.8
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3,952 membres
104 ressenyes
3.8
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2,208 membres
54 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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2,152 membres
93 ressenyes
3.8
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36,815 membres
456 ressenyes
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, peterveen, ahef1963,sturlington
Explicacions
ahef1963: a) The first Dickens I ever read, and I was swept away by the story. b) Bring Kleenex.
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36,706 membres
562 ressenyes
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3 Members
sturlington, peterveen, ahef1963,dianeham
Explicacions
ahef1963: Excellent.
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13,566 membres
653 ressenyes
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4 Members
hipdeep, peterveen, kara.shamy, dianeham,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963 : Way too many characters to remember. I kept losing track of who was who.
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13,211 membres
514 ressenyes
4.2
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9,203 membres
168 ressenyes
4.2
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8,044 membres
135 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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5,939 membres
226 ressenyes
3.9
3 Members
peterveen, ahef1963, dianeham,sturlington
Explicacions
ahef1963: I have heard it described as the best crime novel ever. It's really good.
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4,283 membres
315 ressenyes
3.9
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2,798 membres
105 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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2,687 membres
55 ressenyes
3.9
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21,511 membres
759 ressenyes
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, kara.shamy,sturlington
Explicacions
sturlington : abandoned
ahef1963: If I had a top ten favourite books list, this one would be on it. History, vampires, mystery, beautiful settings; it's grand.
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12,744 membres
232 ressenyes
3.9
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7,859 membres
287 ressenyes
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6,760 membres
197 ressenyes
3.9
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4,407 membres
153 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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4,059 membres
79 ressenyes
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3,111 membres
151 ressenyes
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901 membres
47 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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36,731 membres
373 ressenyes
½ 3.4
Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explicacions
ahef1963: A real favourite. As vibrant a tale today as it was when it was written.
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22,927 membres
408 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
peterveen, kara.shamy,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explicacions
sturlington : Slavery, America
ahef1963 : I managed to finish it, but only with the help of an online source that steered me through what she was talking about. Unnecessarily dense.
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17,301 membres
320 ressenyes
3.8
Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explicacions
ahef1963: Lovely book.
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16,969 membres
394 ressenyes
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Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explicacions
ahef1963: Another great book. Gives so much power to the women who populate the Old Testament.
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5,111 membres
147 ressenyes
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3,345 membres
129 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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3,217 membres
199 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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2,391 membres
68 ressenyes
4.1
Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explicacions
sturlington : Sadly, it is not available at my library.
ahef1963: I love this one so much that one of my children is named for a character in this book. It is chick flick meets historical fiction and it is a great story.
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2,066 membres
126 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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883 membres
89 ressenyes
½ 3.3
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364 membres
4 ressenyes
3.8
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203 membres
17 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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15,613 membres
380 ressenyes
3.9
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5,898 membres
258 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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617 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 4.4
Member
peterveen,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963 : Reading one of the books I can imagine, but it's pretty dry getting through all four.
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12,792 membres
287 ressenyes
3.9
Explicacions
ahef1963 : Honestly, it's great for light reading, but it's not well-written.
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9,328 membres
216 ressenyes
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Explicacions
ahef1963 : This is probably just me, but as I don't know port from starboard, I felt dreadfully lost in a book that is constantly needing the reader to know where the characters are on the ship!