Official Review: The Hand of Destiny by Martin Jones

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Re: Official Review: The Hand of Destiny by Martin Jones

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Bianka Walter wrote:
31 Dec 2018, 03:16
Oh, dear. I would hate to read a book like this. You didn't mention, but if the descriptions of the food were good, I would just be tempted to eat through the whole thing.
I love this review, thanks!
This, indeed, would not be a good read for one currently following a strict diet. I assume most readers, myself included, would not want to read this just days into the new year!
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The ability of the author to include a diverse range of characters is exemplary and commendable. I see this book as a balanced read worthy of recommendation to a wide range of audiences.

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I usually enjoy descriptive writing but not when it impedes the story rather than enhancing it. The plot sounds interesting enough though that I'll consider reading it. Thanks for the great review!

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In this short read, Melville interacts with a Chinese undergraduate student, a gay professor of antiquities, a female pilot, an Indian prince, and a Nazi general. The author's inclusion of such a diverse range of characters is admirable and significant in light of the pre-WWII timeline.
I love when books do this successfully. However, it sounds like the rest of the book just doesn’t come together. Thanks for this well-thought our review.
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