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The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
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Nov 01, 2011

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bookshelves: adults
Read from October 26 to November 01, 2011

Not as exciting as I expected, but a short mystery about the young boy Louis XVII who had supposedly died as a captive in the black tower after the French revolution. It is evenly paced and the mystery builds consistently and is relatively engaging, but overall it is not a thrilling read, nor complex enough to afford any deep historical insights. Characters are steady but not developed enough to make you care about them. There is frequent bad language and rough talk throughout, as well as a few seedy scenes implied with little or no detail.
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message 1: by Alicia (new)

Alicia This book sounds intriguing. I look forward to what your review is of it.

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