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Stonehenge

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David Ross Erickson
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Postby David Ross Erickson » Fri April 1st, 2011, 1:07 pm

Okay, now I see what you all mean. I thought the book started out great. Loved the characters Camaban and the 2 brothers. Nice setup. But about halfway through Cornwell loses it when he begins focusing on long descriptions of transporting stones. I find myself picking this one up less and less at reading time.

I've seen some great documentaries about the construction of Stonehenge. But when it comes to fiction, I guess I'm more interested in people than stones.

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Postby Cuchulainn » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 7:46 pm

"David Ross Erickson" wrote:But when it comes to fiction, I guess I'm more interested in people than stones.


I thought Cornwell's Stonehenge was a very good book - but Cornwell can do very little wrong in my eyes.

One of the better portrayals of the building of Stonehenge is in Rutherfurd's Sarum, and the strenght of it is the characters, who are very compelling.

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Postby David Ross Erickson » Tue April 5th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I've looked at Rutherford a number of times, but have never pulled the trigger.

But I haven't abandoned Stonehenge yet. It's just further down my reading priority list now -- especially since I just picked up "Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand on Wake Island." It's a gripping page-turner (NF) and everything else will have to wait til I'm done with it now.


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