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White Blood

2.81 of 5 stars 2.81  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  6 reviews
An epic novel of Russia on the eve of revolution The son of an English father and a Russian mother, Charlie Doig is a big man -- big in stature and big in spirit. A naturalist, he roughs it around the world collecting birds and insects for museums. In 1914 he is on a mission for the Academy of Sciences in Russian Turkestan when war breaks out. His pay is stopped and his co ...more
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Atria Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Marvin
I gave up on this one after 100 pages. A Russian emigre who grew up in London returns to Russia on the eve of WWI to collect birds & moths. By p. 100, he has returned to the family estate & the cousin he has fallen in love with. From the jacket flap copy, it appears that the story is about to start there, but if a book of 350 pages can't get started or otherwise capture my attention by p. 100, it doesn't deserve to be finished, even if the author is a nephew of the creator of the James B ...more
Jen
I knew nothing about this novel or author, and only chose it for its Russian Revolution background. Didn't really learn anything much about the revolution, but I did enjoy the book. Especially liked the main character's occasional quizzical remarks about events, though some parts of the characterisation didn't ring entirely true. Still, a good ripping yarn.
Kim
Gave up around page 150. Just couldn't stand it anymore. I felt bad about that but I saw other people didn't like it either. Disconnected, mostly rambling and no story. Not for me.
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Couldn't even reach the 3rd chapter..it was soo boring!!!
Trent Ross
First 300 pages dragged and the last 60 were painful to get through.
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