5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Novel, October 31, 2012
This book is a literary treasure. Its author writes with a deep level of warmth and humanity that few authors actually possess. The story clearly and sharply captures the bigotry that was existent towards all minority groups at the turn of the last century. I really felt for the main characters and realised how backward society was back then when Oscar Wilde was sent to prison for his sexuality.
Upon reading this book, I was reminded of the Nobel Prize-winning book ‘Of Mice and Men’ (1937) by John Steinbeck. Both of these literary works put forth examples of the human condition, of the fear of living life free but with the positive hope for achieving a better way of life. Without spoiling the ending of this fantastic book, what I liked even more about this particular story was that I finished it feeling both happy and satisfied at the outcome. I am looking forward to reading further works from this wonderful author.