Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Great Train Robbery

Fiction by Michael Crichton

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery cover artThis novel, written in 1975, is based on actual events in the 1850's. It was really fascinating to read, and particularly the edition I listened to (with the much nicer cover; see right) was enjoyable because of the accents.

The story is about, obviously, a train robbery, and makes much use of nineteenth-century British criminal slang that should be incomprehensible to modern ears, but somehow isn't.

This is really a good book.

I also read recently by this author: Eaters of the Dead

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