Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Great Train Robbery



Fiction by Michael Crichton

The Great Train Robbery
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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 audible.com 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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