The Waters Under the Earth Author:John Moore "This is the finest novel I have read in five years, since, in fact, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. So perfect a fusion of brilliant characterization, magical evocation of natural beauty and of perceptive understanding of social change is rare indeed. Mr. Moore has surpassed himself and has surpassed most of his contemporary novelists. T... more »here is wisdom in this book and vast fictional skill. I found it moving, charming, and absorbing and I feel certain that so will thousands of readers who have been longing for a novel like this."