Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

There’s a lot of love for the tv show so I figured I’d give the book a try. Not disappointed!

So it’s sort of a story about Ross (a dude who comes home from the war to all kinds of disappointment). But mostly it’s a story about a time and a place. Ross lives in Cornwall right after the revolutionary war. He should be rich, but he’s not. He is a gentleman. And a really cool hero. This is the story of his place and his people as much as it’s his story. This is a book with a social conscience.

Parts of the book are dry. But there’s so much undertone. The entire thing is understated and smoothly done. It’s funny. It’s sad. And some parts made me mad as hell. Overall I really enjoyed it once it got going.

Summary – it’s like Jane Austen but more modern and slightly more chill. And with a hero rather than a heroine. I loved it.

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