Anybody reading "The Historian"

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  1. Kenneth

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    Just got this book earlier in the week after seeing a blurb on upcoming summer books. I'm only about a hundred pages into it so far. Hopefully I can make more of a dent this weekend. I am enjoying it so far. The pace is very measured but is interesting enough to keep you turning pages (at least for me). Anyone else reading The Historian

    Kenneth
     
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    I really want to...I assume it's out now if you are asking [​IMG] I'll get it this weekend.

    Sounds fascinating,
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    I picked it up as did a friend from work. I haven't had a chance to start reading it yet. This weekend is a busy one so I expect to begin next week.
     
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    I went to an Elizabeth Kostova book signing last night at Borders so I have a nice signed copy waiting to be read this weekend. I'm hoping it will live up to expectations.
     
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    On the waiting list at my local library. Only 27 people ahead of me, but the book hasn't even been processed yet (labeled, stamped, etc) to be checked out. [​IMG]

    The book sounds really interesting, but I can't remember the last time I purchased a book without having read it first or it being part of a series (like Anita Blake, for instance). Hardbacks are just too expensive nowadays to be bought sight unseen.
     
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    Well, I'm approaching the half way mark and the book is still strong (in my opinion). The pace has definitely picked up in the second part which I am now reading. My schedule will be a little hectic today (I want to hit Batman Returns, need to do some shopping, and need to work on a presentation for work). However, I am hopeful I can make it through the second part into the third part by tonight (alas I am not the fastest reader in the world).

    So far the book appears to be living up to the hype. We'll see how it goes as I get closer to the finish.

    Cheers,

    Kenneth
     
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    Just finished it. I did enjoy it, although the ending seemed a little abrupt after building to it for so long. When some others finish we can compare notes. I won't discuss anything yet so I don't ruin anything for those reading. Guess I'll have to start "The Rule of Four" while I wait the month until Harry Potter #6.

    Cheers,

    Kenneth
     
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    Thanks for the comments Kenneth. I've been meaening to pick this up, can't wait to get it started.
     
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    One caution though, I enjoyed it and the extended narrative worked for me (could've been a little tighter but didn't exceed my patience quota). However, this is definitely not a novel for the patience impaired. The story unfolds at a measured but somewhat leisurely pace (especially at the start). I found myself comfortably moving through the narrative but it might be too slow for some. Just want to make sure I lay all the cards on the table [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     

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