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The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
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Mar 30, 09

bookshelves: librarybook, fiction, history, gave-up-on
Read in July, 2008

Why yes, I do enjoy these long, slow historicals. They're nothing fancy, but the fact that I've been there probably makes them more endearing. It's important to remember with his work that it's the place that is the character; all of the people, often just barely filled in, are just setting for the evolution of the multigenerational story of the place. In that, his books are probably more honest than Follett's big historicals (although Follett is less sweeping in scope) or even Mitchner's.

Later: turned it back in to the library when another patron wanted to read it. I find that I don't quite seem to care whether I finish it or not. So, not.

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