Monday, November 8, 2010

What's on your Night Stand...

Last week at the Book Club, I shared that this is the season for the epic novel!

I have been reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.  This book is not a quick read, but I sure have been sucked into the story.  Reading on a Kindle is a bit different than a paper book, as I am not sure what page I am on but I am about 25% of the way through the book.

I have been introduced to a large cast of European characters from coal miners and house maids, to Russian soldiers to aristocracy.  The strings of the story connecting these people are loose right now, but I can see that they will be drawn together and connected further.  At the point in which I am reading Europe is on the brink of  World War l and the reader is privy to both drawing room speculation and working class participation in war preparation.

I love sinking my teeth into a deep, good book and this one is perfect.  I don't know much about World War l and while this is certainly historical fiction, I appreciate the sense of how people lived and how decisions were made.

If you're reading along, what are your thoughts?  If not, what are you reading right now? Do you have any great book recommendations?

1 comment:

  1. That does sound interesting! I recommended this one to Lisa, too!


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