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I picked up this book with much anticipation having enjoyed King's non-fiction work (I'm also a librarian, a bibliophile, and love books about books) but was truly disappointed. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2011 by Miss Print
I agree with the above review by Mark Fantino, but was able to stomach the ending more readily than was he. However, it does stretch the suspension of disbelief. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003 by John Angel
A fine tale too long told. Unfortunate that the editors at Penguin Books did not require King to reduce the text by another 40-60%. Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by rex v reynolds
I enjoyed what I read, but ran out of time, so I scanned the rest. But if you're put off by the historical "error" regarding the Great Fire of London in a previous... Read morePublished on June 24 2003
This reminds me of those mystery stories having endings that spill out everything leaving you mildly insulted and exasperated. Read morePublished on March 29 2003 by grandfathersclock
I was actually enjoying this book until I reached the end. Then I was mad that I'd spent time reading it. The ending just does not fit the build up, and is a major let down. Read morePublished on March 24 2003
Tedious going in alot of places. More conversation would have made a better book for those not as knowledgeable about ancient texts as Mr King. Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by Robert Noone
This is a fabulous book! I absolutely loved it. Granted, it is not for everyone, as the content is more historical than fictional. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002 by KLHK