Sunday, March 23, 2008

The end of the World Without End ....

If anyone have read these 1000+ pages of mediaval story like me, she or he understands what it means to end the reading. The book, particularly in its second half slowly grows in ones mind as the alternative reality, something that attracts one to it, takes one away of daily troubles and stresses ...

I found many senses in this book, not only those that are arround dizzying mediaval plots and intrigues. The sense of responsibility of your children....
"You have to think of your child not about yourself" as one of characters says ...

The sense of freedom, the sense of hard work ...

Of course, the book has some little odds, sometimes the language is too modern as for mediaval scenes, some of unimportant tiny plots (like those of lesbian nun) are strikingly not mediaval (though I do not claim lesbian love did not happen then), but my final simple word is: this is a great book - one of the best I read (Actually listen to, thanks to Audible) - it was more than 40 hours of great time ....

Ken Follet, "World Without End"