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The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
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Aug 22, 10

Read in August, 2010

I think this was one of Crichton's finest pieces of his life. Unfortunately, this might be due to the fact that the original story was not his creation. If you look up the train robbery, a few names are switched around, but obviously Crichton does so to avoid some confusion that could arise in the story had he kept the original names. He does put the piece together well, and the story keeps you turning page after page in awe. A lot of blurbs on Victorian history are thrown in between paragraphs of plot, but they aren't as boring as a textbook would be, and they help you understand the culture surrounding the characters at that time. Crichton takes a lot of artistic license on the true, historical story, but he does it well, and the ending is one that every reader would root for. It's a book worthy of your bookshelf, at the very least.
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