Blue Horizon

by Wilbur Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingshawing of San Diego, California USA on 10/19/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingshawing from San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2004
I have never read one of Mr. Smith's books, I found this quite enjoyable! The entire book was read in a matter of days.

Journal Entry 2 by wingshawing from San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2004
following review from another source:
Wilbur Smith has to be the greatest living writing of adventure fiction. He has written some of the best work in the modern canon of adventure fiction.
He has brought Africa to life for millions. His novels have stretched from the Egyptian Empire through the first European incursions to modern day South Africa and Zimbabwe.

These are old fashioned adventure stories full of "boys own" heroes and heroines. His characterisation is strong and his plot construction almost flawless.

Blue Horizon carries on the story of the Courtney family and follows on from Birds of Prey and Monsoon. If you haven't read these then I suggest that you do so before reading this book.

This story tells of Tom, Dorian, Jim and Mansur Courtney and deals with the English settlers during the time of Dutch rule in South Africa and Arab rule along the Eastern seaboard.

We follow the different individual stories of the 4 main characters and Smith effortlessly brings their stories together and apart as the need arises.

He brings to life the sights and sounds of an alien world. You can see the herds of game and elephant. The various tribes of bushmen and Nguni. His action scenes are absorbing and you feel close to the heroes and their opponents.

His love of Africa is evident in every book and this is no exception. He portrays the Europeans, Arabs and Africans as they really were. There is little in the way of European favouritism as he draws the best and worse of every nationality involved.

As you read you mourn for the days when the world was this fresh and noble. You yearn to see the almost numerous quantities of game and elephant, the likes of which we'll never see. He shows the joy of the kill and the guilt felt afterwards by the true hunter for a quarry taken and never to be replaced.

We changed Africa and Smith shows us what we lost.

I look forward to a new Wilbur Smith and rush to the stores/Amazon to get the first copy available. I have read everything, eagerly await the next and re-read the earlier works.

If you're new to Smith then I hope that you'll come to love his writing too.

Journal Entry 3 by wingshawing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, February 8, 2021

Journal Entry 4 by wingshawing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, February 8, 2021

Released 3 yrs ago (2/8/2021 UTC) at San Diego, California USA


Will give this to my friend Rita when I see her

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