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Redemption (original 1995; edition 1996)

by Leon Uris

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Member:GeorgeDeNoyer
Title:Redemption
Authors:Leon Uris
Info:HarperTorch (1996), Mass Market Paperback, 879 pages
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  GeorgeDeNoyer | Dec 26, 2012 |
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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Loved Redemption - if only just to finish the missing links from Trinity. ( )
  Cailin | Nov 29, 2009 |
I read and loved Uris' Irish masterpiece, Trinity, so when Redemption came out, I couldn't wait to grab hold. Very disappointing. Half the book was "flashback theater" of Trinity, then the next half was set on Gallipoli. The last few pages wrapped it all up, almost like an after thought. Uris is a powerful writer, but Redemption was a sorry sequel to Trinity. Pass this one by. ( )
  joannecatherine | Jun 21, 2008 |
I liked this better than Trinity, the predecessor that was published nineteen years before this book. In that time, it seems as though Uris learned something about dynamic characters, as this book, unlike the first, actually featured a few. In general, the characters in this book were just more likable, and that made it a better read, at least for me.

Like the first book, this one dealt with a turbulent slice of history. This one took the setting largely away from Ireland, though, placing it in Gallipoli during the early days of World War I as English and colonial troops dug in against the Turks after a botched invasion attempt. It was really interesting to me how the characters interacted in relation to their different backgrounds, and how the situation changed each of them. Granted, some of the character transformations were perhaps a bit unrealistically abrupt, but not entirely unbelievable for all that.

There was a fair amount of filler, recapping or rehashing events from the first book, that probably could have been cut. I suppose it was probably necessary in order to make this book make sense even for those who didn't read Trinity, and it did, in some instances, provide some additional insight, so I can't knock it too much. ( )
  jonwwil | Dec 27, 2007 |
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Master storyteller Leon Uris, internationally acclaimedauthor of such bestsellers as Exodus, Topaz, QB VII,Trinity, the Haj and Mitla Pass,continues the epic story of the Irish struggle for freedom inRedemption. A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War,Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families.hey love freedom more than life,and they will fight to the death to win it.

From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast,Redemptionfollows three Irish Patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passion- in a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to be free.

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An Irish immigrant in New Zealand fills his son, Rory, with patriotic tales. When Rory grows up, World War I is on. He joins the New Zealand corps of the British army, survives Gallipoli, becomes an officer and is transferred to Ireland to put down a rebellion. One day his father's tales catch up and Rory switches sides. By the author of Trinity.… (more)

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