A book not to read...

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A book not to read...

Postby craigjwoodfield » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:12 pm

Whilst on holiday in not-so-sunny Tasmania a couple of weeks back, I picked up Tom Holland's Millennium to read on the flight back. Now I loved Rubicon and Persian Fire, his last two non-fiction works, so I was really looking forward to this account of the years around the end of the first millennium AD.

What a disappointment. Turgid, dull and forgettable. He has definitely tried to do too much - tying the events across the entire Christian world into one narrative - but he also seems to have lost his talent for succinct and entertaining analysis. It shines in places, but definitely was not worth the price.

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Re: A book not to read...

Postby Dropbear » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:40 am

Is this the same author that wrote a novel about London starting with the Celts and ending in WW2?

Can't remember the name of the book or the author :P

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Re: A book not to read...

Postby craigjwoodfield » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:38 am

Hmmm...don't think so.

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