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Hawksmoor - Peter Ackroyd
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2.52 110
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140171136 (0140171134)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5 Ding-Dong Bells of St Mary's
Ackroyd is always at his best when he is writing about London. In many of his books, London is the main character, not so much a protagonist or antagonist but a present character all the same. This is true here. Hawksmoor is about a series of murders that are connec...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, published-1985, winter-20102011, mystery-thriller, historical-fiction, boo-scary, britain-england, architecture, plague-disease Read from December 06 to 24, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** AND SO, let us beginne; and, as the Fabrick takes its Shape in front of you, alwai...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
2.0 Hawksmoor
Still unsure about this one, it didn't flow as well as I would have liked, it made me quite annoyed at the style and not at all enthuastic about reading anything else by him. It's written in both a modern way and a style from the 18th Century and it just feels "too" clever. As if the Author was tryi...
thomcat rated it
Listed in the "book a day" calendar, this is supposedly a "post modern" book. I liked this history and two time lines, and clearly there were some themes between the two, but so many things were left unexplained. Style changes - dialog from a play? An only occasionally omniscient narrator. Is Satani...
Mikela rated it
The book begins in the early 18th century with Nicholas Dyer, an architect under Christopher Wren, who was in charge of building seven churches in the city of London. In each church he buried a horrible secret. Next chapter jumps to the 1980’s and introduces us to Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor who i...
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