Book Reviews of The Gods of Newport

The Gods of Newport
The Gods of Newport
Author: John Jakes
ISBN-13: 9780525949763
ISBN-10: 0525949763
Publication Date: 11/7/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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I'm a big fan of Newport, RI. It is one of my favorite places in the US. I didn't like this book as much and that was a disappointment to me. Firstly, the author presumed a knowledge of Newport that many readers mightn't have and secondly, the premise of the novel was very contrived and not credible at all. This would be an OK beach brainless book but is not a substantial read at all I'm sorry to say
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Epic tale of scandalous doing in New England's most famous resort.
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This is the first John Jakes book I read and am somewhat disappointed in it. Writing was just so-so. History of the area was interesting and some of the characters were interesting, but it was slow paced .
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I really like the way Jakes combines fiction with historical fact. Good read
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I usually like John Jakes, but I just couldn't get into this book.