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John P. Marquand
Birth date: November 10, 1893
Died: July 16, 1960
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Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
This book was ok, but clearly not one of Marquand's best. Rodney Johnson is a journalist living in and reporting from China. At that time, China was a vast country ruled by warlords and bandits. The warlords were "generals" of one kind or another. Anyway, super rich financier, Edwin Newall has come ...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
This was a fun book. Not fantastic, but fun. The time is toward the beginning of WWII, before the U.S. became involved, but Germany had already begun marching through Europe. The place for this book seems to be Ecuador. Winslow Greene is a very nerdy geologist who works for a gold-mining company. Th...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
Well, I feel better. I'd previously read all six of the Mr. Moto novels by Marquand and found them delightful. Then I essayed to read his Pulitzer Prize winning novel and found it so uninteresting and dully written that I gave up about 18% of the way through. But, I felt guilty and figured I should ...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
I dunno, Marquand won a Pulitzer prize for this. I figured that meant it would be good. But I found it tedious and uninteresting. Somehow, reading about privileged, rich Boston elites who think they're just plain folks is a bit sick making. I think that's likely the point of the book, but I'm not no...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
I'm glad to report that after a rather weak effort with Mr. Moto #5, Marquand ended the Mr. Moto series strongly. I really liked this book. It's probably the best of the whole series, or at least the one I liked the best. The set up is a bit different from previous versions, we're now after WWII, wh...
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