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Prester John by John Buchan
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Oct 02, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-adventure
Read in October, 2009

This is a gripping adventure story set during the British Empire mostly in South Africa. As a consequence of this, and when it was written (1910), the language is both racist and patriarchal. Written totally in the first person, from the perspective of the hero, the narrative is taut and each paragraph brings new revelations. There is a strong feeling of movement and energy throughout, which is probably why it is so easy to read and why it was so hard to put down. All in all a good adventure story in his typical style.

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