Indiana Gothic

Indiana Gothic

by Pope Brock


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ISBN-13: 9780385530958
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/20/1999
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Indiana Gothic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bnbookgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting tale about a scandalous affair and murder which takes place in place of residence, Indiana. It is an intersting tale as one does not read about such adulterous relationships from this era. The people and their families are brought to life through great research and good storytelling. Written in the style of In Cold Blood, true crime written in fiction genre, this tale will hold your attention through the verdict at the end of the book. It is also interesting because of the time period in which it took place. You get a good feeling for the socail atmoshpere of the time, the landscape and climate of Indiana, and a look at the inner workings of the judical system of that era.
Upstairbooks More than 1 year ago
Very educational and interesting. Pope Brock has a wonderful way of writing and drew me into the book word by word. Not what I expected - but better.
wightknyte More than 1 year ago
I think I actually found this book more entrancing than "Charlatan." That is a bit contrary to my expectations. I mean, how do you get more interesting than the idea that there was a doctor sewing goat testicles into people? I think it just goes to show how wonderfully Pope puts the story together in this book. I know he used the facts as he managed to find them out, but he put them together in such a way as to really bring out the story- bring the characters to life and communicate to the reader what it felt to be these people living through this thing. Is it that sensational by today's standards? Not really, though I don't think that we often remember that people of this time were still people. They committed adultery and murder too. I think, though, the real magic of this book is in the way it made me feel about the characters. Marvelously done.