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The Rose in the Ring

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
1910. American newspaperman and novelist, McCutcheon's book begins: The gaunt man led the way. At his heels, doggedly, came the two short ones, fagged, yet uncomplaining; all of them drenched to the skin by the chill rain that swirled through the Gap, down into the night-ridden valley below. Sky was never so black. Days of incessant storm had left it impenetrably overcast. ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published September 1st 1910)
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Phil Syphe
Not Mr McCutcheon's finest work, this one. I found it good in parts but on the whole dissatisfying.

Things that let it down for me include extensive narrative passages that seemed to meander on and on with little or nothing to offer. This even applies to certain characters, whose dialogue is just a boring ramble, digressing from the point. I guess this is meant to cause amusement, but for me it caused irritation. This author's at his best when in comedy mode, but somehow the attempts as humour in
Dec 30, 2015 Hannah rated it it was amazing
This book was very slow for the first third. Yesterday I picked it back up, determined to finish. I read to half with less effort than before, then finished all the last half today in as many minutes as I could snatch from work. Once you reach the Part Two section, five years after the beginning, the action picks up rapidly and the book is almost impossible to put down.
David Jenison is framed by his uncle for the ruthless murder of his grandfather. Knowing he will be hanged if caught--it is 187
I almost abandoned this book around 25%, but will continue for now.
There is nothing terribly wrong with this book but I have no interest in it anymore. I hereby declare it officially abandoned.
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George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films.
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