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Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
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Feb 09, 12

Read in January, 2012

Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney is a detailed epic of life in New York at the dawn of the modern age. Gaffney dutifully tends to the development of her characters and the city itself, with no stone left unturned. In addition, Gaffney crafts a compelling love story between the tough Beatrice O’Gamhna and the mysterious Frank Harris. Yet, the book often meanders along, seemingly without any guidance, in detailed descriptions and backstories that lose the reader’s interest. On the whole, Metropolis is an accurate historical fiction that illuminates post-Civil War life in New York, doubling effectively as a high-caliber romance novel that is sure to entertain.
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Richard Fucci This is wild.


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