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Offline KentK

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Great Book!
« on: August 16, 2011, 01:45:42 PM »
When I read Set the Night on Fire, I was taken back in time so marvelously well.  Those who remember that period of such great upheaval--political, social, philosophical--will relish this book for its fine evocation of time and place.  But there's a good deal more at work in Ms. Hellmann's story.  It's a tight thriller with some dynamic twists of plot.  Profound sense of place, believable characters, solid motivation--it's all there, everything a compelling story needs.  I loved this book, obviously.  One of the best by a writer who always delivers a top-notch read. 

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Re: Great Book!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 05:35:18 PM »
WOw... thanks, Kent K. I'm honored! I work hard on my writing, so when someone notices it, it makes my day. Maybe my whole week. I appreciate it.

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Re: Great Book!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 01:10:30 PM »
When I read Set the Night on Fire, I was taken back in time so marvelously well.  Those who remember that period of such great upheaval--political, social, philosophical--will relish this book for its fine evocation of time and place.  But there's a good deal more at work in Ms. Hellmann's story.  It's a tight thriller with some dynamic twists of plot.  Profound sense of place, believable characters, solid motivation--it's all there, everything a compelling story needs.  I loved this book, obviously.  One of the best by a writer who always delivers a top-notch read. 

Thank you for the recommendation! I will check it out