2010/01/25

A good read


I've just finished this novel about characters in this great city over a span of almost 350 years. To be able to use members of families to build a structure for this lovingly constructed history while keeping the individuals believable is an admirable skill.
I seldom embark upon books of over 800 pages but this one left me with no regrets.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sounds ambitious. My reading has not flourished of late.
However, an excellent rather long book that I loved was Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
about building a cathedral in England.
I know he usually writes thrillers but this was well researched.
Re Chelsea Hotel.
It is rather wonderful, but a little spooky.
I really like Leonard Cohen.

Elizabeth said...

Oh , and I'm so glad you have taken up DANCING....

DCW said...

Instead of . . . ?

louciao said...

Thanks for the recommendation! 800 pages you say? I will be able to work on my biceps while having a good read.

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