The Quality of Mercy
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Sacred Hunger (#2)
bookshelves: published-2011, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, hardback, slaves, drilling-mining-digging, cover-love, britain-england, eng-county-durham-durham, historical-fiction, winter-20152016, lit-richer, lit-richer-jan-2016, tbr-busting-2016, legaleagles-or-courtcase Recommended to Bettie☯ by: ...
Unsworth is a good storyteller, and his prose is excellent. I did feel, however, that some of the characters is this book were rather cardboard. I also think that any book that ends with the phrase "dream of freedom" has failed itself.
Superb! This is an exquisitely written book. The way Mr. Unsworth wove multiple stories and characters together made me feel like I was reading Dickens, particularly the way he wrapped it all up so up nicely at the end. He obviously researched his subject matters thoroughly. Both of the stories ...
I was less than impressed with this book. It was written in 2011 in the style of Dickens (working conditions of the poor) and Hardy (pastoral love stories with some grit thrown in), but ultimately it felt to me as if it was just too forced and intentional.First, everything was just too contrived. ...
A sequel to Sacred Hunger follows the fortunes of two central characters from that book: Sullivan, an Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, the son of a disgraced Liverpool slave-ship owner who hung himself. I'll wait a while before continuing the story. Maybe a spring read.