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Brothers Boswell by Philip Baruth
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Jul 19, 2010

it was ok
Read from July 07 to 19, 2010

I was disappointed by this book. It has some good feel for Georgian London but the storyline is thin really and I am unable to stop myself thinking about what a writer like Neal Stephenson would have done with the story - much more depth and complexity of characters and action. Baruth spins the story of John and James Boswell far too thin for my liking and the twist at the end is no twist at all - on a par with Bobby Ewing's 'it all happened in a dream' calamity from Dallas in the 80's. I can't recommend anyone buying the book but if you borrow it there's no great loss involved.

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