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Randall and the River of Time

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The first in a series of novels Forester wrote about an English inventor. Randall, the hero of the tale, is trapped into a loveless marriage as the story opens, and later accused of murder when his wife's lover falls accidentally to his death from an upper-story window. Once he is cleared of the charges, Randall decides to emigrate to America, feeling that England has no p ...more
Paperback, T3579
Published 1968 by Signet (first published 1950)
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Laitentier
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C. S. Forester is synonomous with Hornblower but I was given this book, published by "The Book Club" (Foyles) London.
I was surprised, very pleasantly. My type of story with excellent English (English) so well worth 5 stars from me.
An extract
Poppies grow in Wipers
And tears are in my eyes
The while I think about you,
About your sacrifice.

Wipers = Ypres, if you want to know more about this salient and the devastation
Tom Burkhalter
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A young infantry subaltern in the trenches of Flanders is irritated by another subaltern of his company, who takes the section of trenches for the night watch that should have been his. And yet, not ten minutes after the pure chance of the event, that section of trenches is raided by the Germans. Pure chance decided whether Randall lived or died, a curious matter that he reflects upon as chance events pile up throughout the book in a river of time.
Cp
May 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stopped
I loved most of Forester's work but this is too far from his usual.
Naomi
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Didn't care for this one as much as Foresters other works.
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Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t ...more
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