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Book Review of Morgan's Run

Morgan's Run
Morgan's Run
Author: Colleen McCullough
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
reviewed on

Except for one episode -- the lowest, most vulnerable point in the life of the protagonist, Richard Morgan -- this 600-page book is full of stories of his integrity, his dignity, his noble character.

I was amazed at the depth of research McCullough must have done to capture not only Bristol, England in the late 18th century, but intricacies of ships, sailing, the seas, and finally the early settlement of Australia by convicts, of which Morgan was one.

I would recommend this book -- in spite of the graphic language and explicit descriptions of not only intimacy but of cruelty. They were not gratuitous, but a depiction of the times and places. Well researched, well written. I also liked the fact that the main character was a real person. What this must mean to his descendants - of which McCullough's husband is one (four times great grandson)!