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It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it 9 years ago
I never expected to like Kate Mosse's series of historical-mysteries as much as I do; it's not usually my "thing." I really enjoyed this though, especially the sections devoted to the late 1800's. I know many readers have complained about the ratio of exposition to action, and yes it is a little inf...
It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it 9 years ago
As Grail fiction, this blows Da Vinci Code out of the water; the characterization is so much better. I loved the device of switching between two times, using mirror-characters (vaguely hinting at the idea of reincarnation, which is touched upon in the religious context of the medieval half of the pl...
JulieM
JulieM rated it 10 years ago
This is the first book I ever read in highschool that I did not finish. I have been eyeing this book for awhile and decided to give it another shot, but this time in audio. Recently I've been enjoying relistening to the classics. The Count of Monte Cristo made by Best of 2009 list. This book, is not...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it 10 years ago
This is a historical novel that takes place in southern France and northern Spain in the year 1142. This happens to be the year Peter Abelard (of Abelard and Heloise fame) died which is noted in this book. However, the main historical character being followed by this book is Peter the Venerable (1...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it 10 years ago
The story in this historical novel takes place during the time period leading up to the final confrontation between Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard at the council of Sens. (The novel says this occurred 1140 A.D.; Wikipedia says 1141 A.D.) This historical setting is peripheral to the fictiona...
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