Company of Liars

Company of Liars

Book - 2008
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In 1348, as the Black Plague holds England in it's grip, nine strangers attempt to outrun death. Each member has their own story to tell and each has a secret.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780385341691
0385341695
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 465 p. : map ; 24 cm

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MissRoslyn Jan 07, 2016

I actually read the paperback (not avail.)
The book did not feel long or slow, despite the depth of the world. It is not an uplifting or feel good book (obviously, being set in a plague), but if you like historical fiction, it's a good one.

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Eosos
Aug 17, 2014

The author does a wonderful job of immersing her readers in a medieval world afflicted by the Pestilence.

The characters were very well written and realized. The mystery, or I should say the mysteries because every character has their own secrets that are doled out through the tale, are fascinating and kept me enthralled though impatient to find out what the next secret would be.

I learned a few very interesting items and look forward to reading more from this author.

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finn75
Sep 14, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. A bunch of characters thrown together and trudging through medieval England trying to escape the plague while being haunted by supernatural influences. Great read!

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nerowolfgal
Jan 15, 2013

This book is very well written, very well researched and beautifully plotted. That being said, do not read this novel unless you are in a mood to be totally depressed. It is the story of nine chance-met strangers on a journey across England in the first wave of the Black Death. There are vivid descriptions of plague mass graves and the despairing people in near empty towns and villages amid fields rotting after nearly six months of rain. There is the desperate use of amulets and superstition to ward off death. There are anti-Jew, anti-homosexual scenes and hate speeches. There is murder both of regular people and “witches”. And at the end, all the main characters die.

I am giving the book four stars because of the superb writing although I will not read it again.

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