The Coffee Trader
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: W.F. Howes Ltd.
Pages no: 550
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, 17th Century
It wasn't great. It wasn't terrible. If you find you want to read this book, I won't stop you but I will warn you there are other books out there. Books that are probably more deserving of your time. The characters in this book were blah. They were just there because a story requires people. I didn'...
Not as good as conspiracy of paper, a lot of repetition and the trades were not very well explained.Plus, the villain is omnipotent - never like it when the author seeks such an easy resolution to a mystery he has set up.
My particular edition is not available here on Goodreads18419760249781841976020HardbackLarge PrintPublisher WF Howes LtdWithdrawn from Oxfordshire Library ServiceOpening: Firmer than water or wine, it rippled thickly in its bowl, dark and hot and uninviting. Miguel Lienzo picked it up and pulled it ...
What I liked:It is my second David Liss novel and I'm admiring this writer more and more. Liss meticulously recreates the 17th century Dutch city of Amsterdam fully based on historical documents – really it seems that the author completed exhaustive research if you only consult the list of his sour...
The first time that I read this book, I didn't make it past page 20. But when I picked it up last year, I found myself sitting up late at night to find out what would happen next in a tricky world of coffee, dutch merchants, money, and a string of half-truths. Recommended for anyone who wants their ...