A fascinating tale that captures the very essence of a nineteen century South American mining town — from the daily life of lowly wretches to the heroes in the midst of its never-ending revolutions and political turmoil — written in such high level prose that it positively blows my mind English was the author’s third language.
|Rich, high-level prose||The prose can sometimes be so grandiose and flowery it becomes hard to follow|
|Detailed, very realistic setting of a nineteen century South American mining town||Keeps jumping between so many characters and events its easy to lose the track of things|
|Profound, interesting characters|
|Engrossing plot full both of action and excitement|
|Thought-provoking, rock solid story|
|Enlightening on the culture and history of South Americas|
|Thought-provoking on the nature of men|