Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Hollow Hills
The only bad thing about bringing this book along on the trip was that it's a great looking trade paperback and I had hoped to keep it looking nice for my bookshelf. I almost made it...except for a leaky water bottle on the very last session. Not too bad though, only a small section at the bottom of the last 20 pages or so now has that water/wrinkle look.
The book itself was mostly very good. A few sections dragged a bit. I've read quite a few versions of the Arthurian legend including those by TH White, Bernard Cornwell, and Stephen R. Lawhead. Still on my shelf is Jack Whyte's huge 8 volume set which probably won't get read for at least 5 more years. I like Ms Stewart's take on it though, fairly straight-forward story with lots of political intrigue. Merlin is her narrator which is as it should be in my opinion. Who else really knows everything that is going on here? Looking forward to number three in the series, later this year.
Top 10 Books in no particular order (Well Known Authors)
- "The Stand" by Stephen King
- "Kane and Able" by Jeffrey Archer
- "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara
- "The Dark Elf Trilogy" by RA Salvatore
- "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
- "River God" by Wilbur Smith
- "Mortalis" by RA Salvatore
- "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
- "Centennial" by James A Michener
- "The Repairman Jack" series by F. Paul Wilson