I read a lot. It’s how I maintain the proverbial “me time” in a life gone crazy with mommydom and juggling. So, it thrills me when I read something great, and it angers me a bit to read material that’s been published that is less than great. I decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon by reviewing the books I read and here to do it with me: Mary, Book Reviewer. If you read this, you probably don’t have enough to do. But, it amuses me to write about written stuff, so I’m just going keep a log of what I’m reading. Let’s go.
Just finished Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. I bought this book on it’s merits, namely the hundreds of rave reviews it’s received on Amazon. Set in 12th century England, the book centers on the building of a cathedral, the Roman Catholic church, and a half dozen key characters. I know I’m in the solid minority here, but I found the book plodding…the details were dull, I couldn’t pictures England in the 1100’s even by the 950th page. Really didn’t live up to the hype for me. If you are into architecture, or loved the Da Vinci code (and believe the Catholic church is a mess), you may like this book. Or you may not, if you like architecture, loved the Da Vinci code, and actually like decent writing. My recommendation: pass on this one.