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The Night Inspector (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Frederick Busch

In his fiction, at least, Frederick Busch is no stranger to the Victorian era: his 1978 novelThe Mutual Friendwas a meticulous reconstruction of the Dickensian universe, right down to the last wisp of pea-soup fog. InThe Night Inspector, he ventures … see full wiki

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Author: Frederick Busch
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about The Night Inspector (Ballantine Reader's...
review by . May 27, 2001
As a fan of this writer, I enjoyed THE GIRLS and CLOSING ARGUMENTS and found his writing compassionate and above average. So when I purchased THE NIGHT INSPECTOR, I was already anticipating another good read. I was dismayed as time after time, when I picked up the book, I just couldn't find the passion I had come to expect from this author.In an interesting twist, I again found myself confronted by MOBY DICK, this time in the form of it's author, Herman Melville. (My first sighting was IN THE HEART …
review by . June 27, 2000
There is something about the language in this book which caused me to enjoy it greatly. There doesn't appear to be much of a plot at the beginning, but once the action takes hold of you, there is a sense of unrelenting suspense that keeps your attention until the conclusion. The author wears his research lightly, but I felt that I was actually viewing events and characters from 1867 New York. Even the minor characters have depth to them, which is often unusual. This is also a very literary work, …
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