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Book Review: The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott (3/5)

24 Jan

I heard of this book when a friend from college, Becca, mentioned it on her Instagram page. I have a lot of family in Cincinnati and I love my 1920s bootlegger stories so it seemed custom made for me. I enjoyed the book a bit more than I think my rating lets on, but not enough to raise the rating to a 4. I’m a stickler like that.

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Summary from Amazon:

In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he’s a multi-millionaire. The press calls him “King of the Bootleggers,” writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States.

Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt’s bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she’d pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It’s a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government–and that can only end in murder.

Remus’s story reminded me of Gatsby in many ways and I think the parallels are justified. He had a persona, a larger-than-life life that everyone had to know wouldn’t last. I enjoyed hearing about his heyday as a bootlegging king more than I liked the trials that followed. I felt the story got bogged down in legal details toward the end. I recognize that part of the story is probably the easiest to write about since so much of it was reported, but it wasn’t as interesting from a reader’s point of view. I did like that Abbott left it a bit up to her reader to decide if Remus really was mad or not.

Imogen and Remus both seemed a bit too much like caricatures. I’m not sure if that’s the way they acted for the press or if they really were like that, but it came off as a show. Late in the book, it’s obvious Remus is acting in a way to present himself as unhinged, but earlier in the book it seems like a persona he wanted to affect. Maybe this was part of what made the book a little ‘off’ to me. They just seemed so much larger than life that I couldn’t buy it.

It was hard to dislike Remus as a character with the way he was presented. He was scrappy and resourceful in a way you want an anti-hero to be. I couldn’t celebrate the things he did, but he was good at them. He understood what people wanted and used those motivations to his advantage. It seems unfortunate he put so much trust in Imogen, but you also want a man to trust his wife the way Remus trusted Imogen. I disliked him more at the end when he gamed the system to get out of such a horrible crime. That’s another thing that soured the book for me toward the end.

It was hard to relate to these characters. Prohibition is such a unique time in American history that it can be difficult to think of what it was like to live during the period. I think future generations will feel the same way about the COVID pandemic. Imogen and Remus’s social standing also made them seem a bit more untouchable than others I’ve read about. The mansion they owned was straight out of a movie! They were American Royalty in their day, something I don’t aspire to be.

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Karen Abbott Image via the author’s website

The lavish lifestyle Remus and Imogen led for a time was the most interesting part of the book to me. The ultra wealthy have had a variety of ways of showing off their wealth throughout history and the home they had and the parties they threw were quintessential of their day. While it seemed too good to be true, it was fun to read about.

The ending of the book seemed too different from the beginning. It was a good example of life being stranger than fiction for sure. We hadn’t questioned Remus’s sanity the entire book and then at the end, we’re made to reexamine if what we’ve heard was the story of a madman. It seemed a little too odd to me and wasn’t as enjoyable as the early parts of the book.

While there are two narrators credited, Rob Shapiro narrated a lot more of the story than Cassandra Campbell did. Shapiro narrated Remus’s story while Campbell took Willebrandt’s. Willebrandt’s story fell off to me about half way through the book and Shapiro took over the large bulk of the narration. I liked both narrators. Non fiction doesn’t lend itself to as much range in voice performance but both were able to keep tensions running and bring out the characters. Shapiro’s voices for Remus helped portray the larger-than-life persona he affected.

Remus is a shining example of how money can’t buy happiness. He was probably one of the richest men in America but his marriage was rocky and he had few friends. His story highlights how money causes more problems than it solves. The comparison to Gatsby is very apt and I might even call this the real life Gatsby story. It would be better in a more fictionalized adaptation to see how Imogen and Remus’s relationship might have played out.

Writer’s Takeaway: Toward the end, Abbott seemed to rely so heavily on first-person sources that the story started to suffer. There was so much source material for her to work from and it seemed a little bit too crammed in. I would have appreciated a little more speculation or some more straight forward linking between stories to make it feel a bit like fiction.

I enjoyed the book, but it won’t be a favorite. Three out of Five Stars.

This book fulfilled the 1920-1939 time period of the When Are You Reading? Challenge.

Until next time, write on.

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WWW Wednesday, 19-January-2022

19 Jan

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Currently reading: I’ve been able to continue reminding myself to read The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson instead of scrolling social media! I’ve read a few chapters and I’m feeling the momentum. I’m hoping I can finish this one up this month!
I think I might need to find a new routine for True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Reading right before bed isn’t feasible right now. Rather than wait for Baby to move to sleeping in another room, maybe I need to find another time to read print. Any ideas?
I was able to start Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie over the weekend! I know it will be a slow go, but I’m still excited to have started this one. These books always make me laugh and it’s fun to revisit beloved characters.

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91tzXN8Fp0LReading next: It seems early to be picking anything here. I think an ebook will be the next thing I pick up. Looking at my TBR, A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman would be next up. I enjoyed Malerman’s Bird Box and as a fellow Metro Detroit resident, I’ve always felt a need to support him. I’m hoping I like this one just as much.

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WWW Wednesday, 12-January-2022

12 Jan

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Currently reading: I was able to keep going with The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson again. I have to keep reminding myself that I’d rather read than scroll Instagram and it seems to be working!
Nothing again in True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Print doesn’t seem to be a good medium for me right now. I’m not sure when I’ll get back to it again but I hope it’s not too long!
I was able to listen to a little bit from The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott. I’ve recovered from my cold and was able to start doing a little running, though it’s tough with how cold it’s been here! A warm Sunday let me get outside for a bit which was great.

Recently finished: I’m optimistic. Next week?

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Reading next: I want to read Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie soon! I enjoy the narrator for this series a lot and I’m hoping it continues.

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WWW Wednesday, 5-January-2022

5 Jan

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Kelly

Currently reading: I read a few chapters in The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson this week! I kept reminding myself to read instead of scrolling pictures in Instagram I’d already seen and it seems to help. Let’s see if I can keep it up.
Still nothing with True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey but I’m optimistic it’s coming soon. Baby has been self-soothing to bed better which may leave some down time before I turn the lights out in the next few weeks. Let’s hope it continues!
Nothing much with The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott. I got sick and haven’t been able to run or drive anywhere while I recover. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better so I hope this moves forward soon!

Recently finished: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

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Reading next: I still plan to start with Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie so I’ll have some historical fiction to start my year. This fun series will give me some welcome smiles, too.

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WWW Wednesday, 29-December-2021

29 Dec

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Currently reading: I did manage to pick up The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson for just a few pages. I woke up before the rest of the family and enjoyed it on my phone while everyone was sleeping. It wasn’t much but it was really nice.
I got nothing from True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. My husband has been staying up later than me to finish a book and sometimes I’m jealous and want to join him, but sleep has been winning out.
Baby slept in the car and I managed to listen to some of The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott. I’m hoping I’m much closer to finishing this one than I was before. I thought it was almost over but now it seems I’m further from the end than I thought.

Recently finished: one or two more weeks? I feel like all I do is push this out. Oh geeze.

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Reading next: I’ll start the year with Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie. I don’t think it’s going to happen this year.

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WWW Wednesday, 22-December-2021

22 Dec

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Ghost

Currently reading: Maybe when we travel this week I’ll pick up The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. I don’t think I’ll get to it because we’ll be busy seeing family, but there’s an outside chance?
I didn’t read a page from True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I was doing better with books when Baby was born but now that they go to sleep a little faster, I’m sacrificing reading time for sleep. I think most parents would agree that’s a good trade off.
I’m still moving in The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott  and hope to make some more moves this week! I’m enjoying this one a lot and I see the climax coming soon.

Recently finished: Maybe next week? I’ll be optimistic.

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Reading next: I still plan on Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie and I’m hoping to start it before the end of the year, but nothing’s for sure yet.

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WWW Wednesday, 15-December-2021

15 Dec

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Currently reading: I hope I still remember where I am in The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson when I can pick it up again. I was enjoying this one and I’d hate to feel lost in it.
I think I read two pages from True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I’ll get to it eventually.
I made some good progress in The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott with a doctor’s appointment I had. It was far away and I had to make a long detour on the way home so this one is actually making some good progress!
Many of you expressed interest in me talking about the children’s books I read Baby each week. I’m trying to think of the best way to incorporate this so stay tuned!

Recently finished: I’m sure there will be something here eventually!

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Reading next: It’s looking like Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie might be my first book of 2022 instead of my final one of 2021. Nothing wrong with that! Though, I will be a bit sad not to have finished my reading challenge for the first time. There are other priorities this year, though!

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WWW Wednesday, 8-December-2021

8 Dec

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Kelly

Currently reading: Absolutely nothing with The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. This last week was absolutely nuts for no reason I can think of looking back. I’m just glad to have made it through!
I didn’t make progress with True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey either. As I’ve said before, I’m not sure when my physical reading will pick up again, but it’s not going to be the immediate future!
I did listen to a little bit of The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott on the one run I was able to do. I’m still enjoying it and I think this is the one book I’ll continue to make progress in.

Recently finished: Yet again, nothing this week. I’ve thought about putting together a list of all the kids books I read each week but I don’t feel justified counting those toward my Goodreads challenge for the year.

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Reading next: I still plan on Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie but I’m guessing I won’t start this one until 2022 at the rate I’m going. Better late than never?

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WWW Wednesday, 24-November-2021

24 Nov

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Currently reading: Again, nothing with The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. Ebooks have never been my favorite so it’s no surprise that this format is slow going for me. I’m not too upset about it, really. I’m fine with it lingering.
I knocked out another few pages of True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. My partner has to walk with the Baby before they go to sleep and I use those few minutes to crack open this book. Hopefully they’ll go down more easily soon, but I’m fine with little bits for now.
I’m excited to say I started The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott late last week and I’m enjoying it already. I love well-written nonfiction and this fits squarely into that bucket. Maybe some longer runs can help me make good progress with this one, but I’ll probably slow down running a bit after my Turkey Trot tomorrow.

StrangerRecently finished: I wrapped up The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda while driving home from the nanny’s on Thursday and it felt so good to finish a book! The ending of this was satisfying because I wouldn’t have guessed it and it was well woven into the story. I’ll try to get a review written soon if Baby will let me.

Reading next: It’s way too early for me to be thinking of this! Maybe I’ll look into it next week.

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WWW Wednesday, 17-November-2021

17 Nov

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Stranger

Currently reading: Nothing new with The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson this week. I really need to figure out a new time that I can set aside for ebooks since I’ve hit such a wall with this one despite enjoying it when I do pick it up.
I got through a few pages of True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I’m trying to read a little bit while my husband walks with Baby to get them to sleep. It’s slow going, but it’s movement.
I should finish The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda this week. I had a few drives that pushed me much further in it than I would have expected and I’m enjoying it a lot!

Recently finished: Maybe next week? I’m optimistic!

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Reading next: I’m ready to jump into The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott and enjoy some nonfiction! Hopefully next week.

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