"javagirl" wrote:C.W. - Thanks for sharing about The Astronomer. I've been pondering whether to get that one. Also, will be interested to hear what you think of The Eight. Had it in my hands to get from the library a while back and a good friend of mine whose reading opinions I usually share told me not to bother and I put it back. But I've wondered about it several times since then.
I will. A friend recommended The Eight
to me; I'm traveling these next ten days so it seemed like a good travel companion book. Just in case, I'm also bringing Idelonso Falcones's La Mano de Fatima
(Hand of Fatima) which, despite the monumental success of his Cathedral by the Sea
, will apparently not be published in the US. This second novel has a great premise - the Moorish insurrections of the 1500s - but it's also a serious tome, clocking in at 945 pages!