Book Reviews of The Meaning of Night: A Confession

The Meaning of Night: A Confession
The Meaning of Night A Confession
Author: Michael Cox
ISBN-13: 9780393062038
ISBN-10: 0393062031
Publication Date: 9/18/2006
Pages: 672
Rating:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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2.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This author got the Victorian feeling...just right. Wonderfully written with layers of intrigue. The ending is perfect!
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was an enjoyable read. It's literary style and character development are very Victorian and at times predictable but none-the-less it is enjoyable. The book takes several unexpected twists and turns as the main character Edward strives to take back his birthright while other characters plot against him.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read several excellent reviews of this book, however I found it dull and lacking in excitement. The atmosphere was well developed but nothing hooked me in, so that I finally, about page 87, gave up, skipped to the end to see if anything exciting happened and called it a day.
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Helpful Score: 3
Despite it almost 700 pages in length this book holds your interest throughout. The complex characters and and well developed historical background create an enthralling mystery. The development of three dimensional characters and the plot twists make this an enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book quite a bit! Meticulously researched, the historical detail did bog down the book, but that was really its only flaw. The characters, and their surprising actions, were fascinating and the intricate plot moved unpredictably. I really enjoyed this, though when I was halfway through I originally had no intention of reading the sequel (it does get a little slow in parts), but now that I have finished, I am quite interested in reading it! All in all, it was very well done!
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Very engaging book from the start,the storyline blends itself into every aspect of the characters and the situations that they are in. A steady pace through but building towards the climax at the end. Superbly written in a Victorian voice. A very very good read.
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Very Victorian and reminiscent of Dickens. This tale of revenge centers around Edward, who will stop at nothing to avenge himself on his old schoolmate, Phoebus.

The author got the sense of place spot on, but I found the frequent footnotes explaining each allusion annoying. The twists and turns of the novel are easy to follow, even if the narrative did seem a little long.
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A very complicated historical mystery but very well written and enjoyable, right up to the last page. Great historical fiction with a very well defined main character, wonderful Dickens-type characters and what a plot. Excellent.