Monday, November 26, 2007

The Store by T.S. Stribling 1933

Miltiades Vaidan is the main character in this post-Civil War southern, racist setting. Milt is not a sympathetic character in his aspirations for wealth, he never achieves those goals and is more instrumental in the death and destruction of other people's fortunes and lives. The Store is the 2nd installment of a trilogy which may explain why it ends rather abruptly. It is a dark story. I wish there were more reviews and discussions available on this novel.

1 comment:

Debra said...

It is inaccurate to say Vaiden never achieves his goals. In this book he does. But I have not read the full trilogy. It almost seems to be a story, for Vaiden, of "what goes around, comes around."