Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
One review I read referred to it as "the DaVinci Code meets National Treasure" - cool right? And it was, in parts, and then other parts just made me want to tear.my.hair.out. The writing was very disjointed and at times hard to follow, and the historical letters interspersed throughout got to be too long and tedious. I really liked the initial premise of the book but I felt it got lost in the narrative. There were times when the author was overly descriptive (a la Elizabeth Weston's letters) and by the end, she was flying through details to bring everything to a tidy close. I know that I am in the minority...this book was *very* well reviewed by people in the know so it may just be a taste issue...that's why there is chocolate and vanilla.