The Swan Gondola
Publish date: February 6th 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
What an unusual and charming book. I fell in love with "The Swan Gondola" fairly quickly with its loud and lively main character and its equally lively and vivid writing that made the whole tale come to life. And what a bittersweet tale it turned out to be, not entirely unpredictable yet haunting al...
The setting was what drew me in and kept me interested. The writing was pretty solid, the pages oozed with character. The book never bored me, but it felt like it should have been so much more. So much deeper, and more poignant, and more memorable. I kept thinking to myself, "You have the backdrop a...
I have a feeling many people are going to be talking about this novel in 2014, though it might be bigger in another year or two, when some studio picks it up and adapts it for film. I could be wrong, but there’s a certain mix here that I believe many will eat up. The novel has a wonderful atmosphere...
The language within The Swan Gondola is intoxicating. It draws in an unsuspecting reader and wholly captures their imagination and attention. The imagery of the World Fair alone is breathtaking with its unmasking of the false fronts and facades of decadence and prosperity. Nothing is remotely sacred...
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