I think I would have appreciated the book more if I haven't read The Last Temptation of Christ before. I was searching for this book for a while and my joy knew no bounds when I found it in the dusty corner of the library.Yes, I very much wanted to fall in love with the Little Pauper. But I just have to admit that Saint Francis failed to move me like Last Temptation. I admit that my lack of knowledge about Christianity might be a factor. Still, that didn't prevent me from loving Last Temptation .
As expected the writing is delightful and captivating. I especially liked the last portion of the book where Lady Pica came to see her son in his deathbed.
It is not an easy read and took me more than one one month to finish.
PS:Kazantzakis is still my favorite author and I will read Zorba the Greek for sure.