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Stonehenge

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Stonehenge

Post by rex icelingas » Thu July 9th, 2009, 8:42 am

Not normally a period i read but im a great fan of Cornwell`s work
I found the story fascinating and wondered if anyone else had any comments for this work or fancied a sequel?

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Post by Carla » Thu July 9th, 2009, 10:41 am

I read Stonehenge a good while back now. What I remember best is the description of how the stones were transported and erected. I thought that was really good. It seemed slower than his other books to me, as if for some reason it was taking a lot more pages than usual to cover the story. That might be because it covers a lifetime (can't remember the details, but it must be 30 or 40 years or so).
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Post by stu1883 » Fri July 10th, 2009, 4:05 am

I was very impressed with the technical and historical details but found the actual story to be a bit weak. Not one of his best, if you ask me.

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Post by EC2 » Fri July 10th, 2009, 12:48 pm

Not my favourite Cornwell. It's a while since I read it, but from what I recall it was a bit like one of those repetitive dreams where you are running forever and still never find the way out. I do enjoy Bernard Cornwell as a novelist, but this is probably the least appealing of the ones I've read.
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Post by chuck » Sat July 11th, 2009, 2:11 am

"Stonehenge"....I read it.... I remember the pacing was so slow....Interesting subject....but the story was definitely off kilter....for me anyway

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Post by annis » Sat July 11th, 2009, 5:12 am

Have to agree- altthough the subject is interesting and I'm a Bernard Cornwell fan, I didn't think it one of BC's best. I preferred Cecelia Holland's novel about Stonehenge, "Pillars of the Sky"

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Post by Ash » Sat July 11th, 2009, 8:18 pm

I thought it was quite good - not my favorite (that would go to his Arthur series) but still well written and well imagined.

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Post by This charming manc » Fri September 11th, 2009, 12:07 am

To my mind the worst of his books I can defintley leave it

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri September 11th, 2009, 9:22 am

I haven't read many others of his (yet) apart from the Arthurian trilogy but this one was not great for me at all. Very slow and dull in parts.

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Post by David Ross Erickson » Fri March 11th, 2011, 6:49 pm

Ouch! I guess I should have looked here first, because I just started this one. I'm not a huge Cornwell fan, but the subject matter drew me in.

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