Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Eight by Katherine Neville

I have been up until about 3 every morning for the last three nights reading this book. It was the only time I had to read, and I couldn't make myself put it down and go to sleep! I read a lot of books... 2 or 3 a month usually, but The Eight is one of the best books I have ever read. It is listed as the one of the top ten books ever in several countries, and I can see why.

This book encompasses all of my favorite things to read about: intellectual mystery, Revolutionary stories, European history, free-masonry, ancient civilizations, and then it takes it one step further, because it is all tied to a modern storyline as well. It is the kind of book that when you are done reading it, you wonder whether it is a true story presented as a novel because it feels true. I am keeping this book in my collection for a looooonnnnnnggggg time! I am sure I will read it again a few more times at least just to see what I missed the first time.

What really makes me happy is that I went to the author's website ( Katherine Neville) and learned there is to be a sequel. I cannot wait. In the meantime, I fully intend to read her other books because they look just as fascinating as this one was!


Katrine said...

I'm always looking for a good read. I'll have to check it out.

Katherine said...

That book looks like one I need to check out!

Love the new banner with your puppy!! Too cute!! Hey, what font did you use??

kelly edgerton said...

Hmmm, no you have piqued my interest. I think I might like this book. I'm going to go on a hunt for it. Thanks for the recommendation.