The Meaning of Night
Publish date: September 17th 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 703
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Meaning of Night (#1)
Well, this was a great deal of fun! A BIG read. Set in mid-Victorian England it is a murder mystery, a character study, with the era being one of the characters, and a fascinating one as well. The research is impeccable, and if the pacing is a tad slow in parts I didn't mind a bit since I was enjoyi...
Dani (a GR friend) asked me why I gave this three stars, so instead of pulling out the reading journals I've been keeping since 2000, I reread it. The book is a great homage to the Victorian thriller that Cox had long edited and admired. What I found distracting were the footnotes.The novel is one o...
I got through part 1 and failed to care enough to continue. As there are reserves on it I'm going to send it on it's merry way. I may return to it again.
This was so unnecessarily long. I hated almost every single character and found Edward's slavish devotion to fate inexplicable and annoying. Poor Edward - I saw that betrayal coming a mile away (though unfortunately it took many, many pages to learn I was right).