Stone's FallBook - 2009
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Codexthespius Dec 13, 2010
As well as a comples mystery with many strands to untangle, this is quite a deep commentary on capitalist thinking and on social mores of the 19th century. The book didn't grip me on every page, and one is not meant to warm to it's often unscrupulous characters. Hard capitalists can be passionate... Read More »
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A jouranlist is hired by the widow of a wealthy industrialist, who fell to his death from his own front window, to find the unnamed child mentioned in the man's will. From London in 1909, we go back in time to Paris in 1890 then Venice in 1867 to uncover the complex events that led to the man's death.
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