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The Coral Thief. Rebecca Stott - Community Reviews back

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Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it 7 years ago
I very much enjoyed Stott's previous novel, and picked this up with high expectations. The Coral Thief is a very different kettle of fish to Ghostwalk, but I would say it is certainly on a par (if not better). I enjoyed the colourful detail of Paris in the immediate post-revolution period. I felt th...
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it 8 years ago
I really enjoyed The Coral Thief as a historical fiction piece (though the characterization could have been stronger, imo). Stott provided many fascinating facts about the Paris scientific community after the fall of Napoleon, specifically lots of emerging thought around the ideas of transmutation &...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
A botanist traveling to Paris and a new vocation is captivated by a mysterious woman. Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Blurb - Daniel Connor, a brilliant and ambitious student, is in Paris to take up a new position with ...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 10 years ago
The Coral Thief is the best kind of historical novel: detailed enough to be engrossing without losing you in the minutiae, vibrant enough to seem real (without veering off into anachronistic), and balanced by an excellent plot and engaging characters. I inhaled this book over three days, snagged fro...
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it 10 years ago
Gave up around page 70, not enough to interest me to even slog through it at the gym. Almost cut the cardio short to shorten the pain.
sarafrances
sarafrances rated it 10 years ago
The historical and scientific aspects of this novel are incredible. It is a really well researched book. However, I thought the actually story was pretty lame and it didn't do a whole lot for me.
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