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Peter Ackroyd

3.84 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Peter Ackroyd
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (2008)
3.3 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Whilst the concept of re-imagining Victor Frankenstein as a real person set alongside the Shelley's and Byron was invigorating and fun, particularly the characterisation of Shelley, the ending was a complete disappointment. The trope of it all 'being in their head' is completely ...
Tudors (2012)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The second volume of Ackroyd's history of England, this work covers one of the most astonishing and exciting periods of English history. Two of the most revered and famous monarchs existed in the Tudor period, that of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The whole reformation and what it ...
The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling (2009)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: If you only remember The Canterbury Tales as that hard slog in your Major British Writers class in college, try this. The language barrier will not impede you; this is a translation into contemporary English. Just as bawdy, just as funny, but perhaps more approachable. And then m...
Three Brothers (2014)
3.07 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I wish I could figure out how to do half stars -- this would have been 3-1/2. Kind of noirish, a touch of magical realism. Three brothers, exactly one year apart in age each (exactly -- day, hour, minute), Mum leaves when they are young but turns up later, Dad's kind of useless...
Foundation (2012)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Peter Ackroyd must e in the running for consideration as our greatest living man of letters. While his prose style is very different from that of John Buchan, he has that same adroitness and mastery of different fields, moving effortlessly from novels to literary criticism to bio...
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets (2011)
3.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: What lies beneath? Quite a lot as it happens when Peter Ackroyd delves deep into the clay underlying the streets of London. "...a skein of stone that covers rivers and labyrinths, tunnels and chambers, streams and caverns, pipes and cables, springs and passages, crypts and sewe...
The Death of King Arthur (2010)
3.19 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I love Peter Ackroyd. Esp First Light, but also the opening to Hawksmoor was so scary I couldn't read it till I went on a flight and was surrounded by other people. It was too intense to read alone in the house I had in a long, dark canyon at the time.I wonder if this Malory proj...
O Livro de Victor Frankenstein (2008)
3.3 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I have absolutely no idea why I picked this book up in the library. I didn't enjoy Mary Shelley's Frankenstein so why would I enjoy any type of spin off? I suppose when I read a classic I expect to be enthralled and because I wasn't I felt let down and disappointed by the author....
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