The Congress Of Rough riders Hardcover – 1 February 2002
An engrossing follow-up to The Thief of Time , spanning centuries and continents and played out against the background of the wild west.
About the Author
John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971 and is currently events manager at Waterstone s Dublin. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, where he completed the course in creative writing. At UEA he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize (shared with Toby Litt). His first short story was published in The Sunday Tribune and was subsequently shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. The Congress of Rough Riders is his second novel.
- Publisher : W&N; 1st edition (1 February 2002)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 328 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0297646559
- ISBN-13 : 978-0297646556
- Dimensions : 16.4 x 3.3 x 24.2 cm
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John BoyneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 October 2013
Thoroughly enjoy reading his books and this one is just as good. Will definitely be buying more of this author.
A convoluted commentaryReviewed in the United States on 12 October 2013
I began reading "The Congress of Rough Riders" and then decided to read :The Life of Hon. William F Cody" first to get Buffalo Bill's story from the "horse's mouth." John Boyne's book was just a series of excerps from Buffalo Bills own book interspersed with a disjointed interspersion of commentary from one of Bill's descendants. I did find it interesting in that it showed what it could be like to have a very famous grandfather so that the grandson's only glory was derived from his forebear. Then the next generation is not interested in the stories of yesteryear and would like a relationship with his father but the only common meeting ground seems to be in the stories of lost greatness. I didn't find it very agreeable or interesting really. I much preferred the original, Buffalo Bill's story, to the commentary on Buffalo Bill's life.