Stone's Fall by Iain Pears

Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and armaments manufacturer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War I he was able to manipulate markets, industries and indeed whole countries and continents.

Reviewed by Women Who Read reading group

This book sparked a lot of debate. It was long, so you needed to be able to set aside a good period of time to read it in one sitting. It has hidden depths, and with a lot of surprises as the layers peeled away. A very strong plot.

Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “Stone's Fall by Iain Pears”

  1. Review by The M&M Book Club
    Its a “marmite” kind of a book, you either love it or hate it. Long winded or wonderfully detailed, take your pick. The reverse time was intriguing.
    Rating: ***

  2. Review by Andrews Lodge
    Part One – a little slow
    Part Two – was very engaging
    Part Three – very surprising and touching at the end.
    This has been the best book so far for the book club.
    Star rating: ****

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