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Not the book you think it will be
Reviewed in India on 23 May 2018
I had heard about the historical Underground Railroad, so I bought this book expecting a well written historical chase story with vivid description of tradecraft, safehouse and operators.
Instead, the railroad part is turned into a literal railroad and dismissed quickly and the story focuses on the description of the horrors of slavery.
What I liked is that the book didn't attempt to be omniscient in scope. It restricts itself to narrating the core characters viewpoint which is harrowing enough. There is no hyperbole or drama or rhetoric.
One of the Amazon books that actually looked like a new book. Not dirtied or dented cover or scuffed edges.