"...and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading." ~Mr. Darcy
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
I've put off getting and reading this for a couple of years. I wish I hadn't. Maybe I wouldn't have been so disappointed if I hadn't waited so long to read it. The story is meticulously rendered like Hale's other fairy tales. The details are evocative and consistent. The setting is medieval Mongolia and she paints a believable, breathable picture. That said, the story was just ho hum for me. I was bored. If you're going to read Shannon Hale I would recommend you skip this one and pick up something else she has written. Not that this book wasn't okay. It's just that the others are better.