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The Spire: a book

3 Ratings: 0.3
Richard Patterson North's book of a rememberance of a dark past
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Richard North Patterson's New Book Was Difficult to Read

  • Oct 8, 2009
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Not being familiar with this author I maybe gave up on this book a little prematurely.  The first hundred pages the author jumps back and forth between flashbacks and then flashbacks within flashbacks, which made my head spin and had me rereading earlier pages to figure out what characters he was talking about.

The story focuses on Mark Darrow who is a lawyer who is indebted to a benefactor law professor named Farr.  Farr took an interest in Darrow in high school and helped him better his academic performance and get into a college instead of Darrow going on to be a high school football coach.

Darrow's best friend in high school and college is serving a long sentence for murdering a girl (Angela Hall) during their college years.  Farr persuades Darrow (now a successful lawyer) to take over as college president (apparently the current president is being ousted for embezzling school funds).

While the book description sounds great I had a difficult time slogging through the writing style and tried to force myself to finish the book through normal reading rather than skip to the ending.  Knowing the author is well reviewed I will not give up and will perhaps try one of his other books.

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