Molly's Reviews > Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Roanoke by Lee Miller
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Oct 20, 11

bookshelves: history, own, never-quite-finished
Read from October 18 to 20, 2011

Ughhh. This one's going back on the shelf. The writing is so melodramatic, and the number of sentence fragments makes my skin crawl. How many times throughout the book does the author use a sentence nearly exactly like, "But what happened to the lost colonists?" QUIT ASKING THE QUESTION AND JUST ANSWER IT, WOMAN. The historical research seems sound, but the way this book is written is appalling. Maybe I'm a purist, but I like my history writing to look like history writing, not a really bad detective yarn.
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