Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

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Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

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I found it pretty amazing, well written too and it got me thinking. Not a book to read at leisure otherwise you can get lost because you do have to think about it. It takes you throught various emotions too. very captivating.As i got towards the end everything fell into place.
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Anyone else read this book? what did YOU think? Is it better than Dan Brown?
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EVERYTHING is better than Dan "plaigarise-most-of-it-then-make-all-the-rest-up-on-the-fly" Brown.


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I've never read any of his books, and I've never planned to.
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Annis wrote:I've never read any of his books, and I've never planned to.
Good for you. I suggest reading at least one of them in a few years, to see what all the fuss was about, and how to write badly.

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it would have to be from a library cos itll be a waste of money if i hate it! lol
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Read it.

It was okay but I wasn't keen on the ending. Well written though.

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Brilliant brilliant brilliant book with a very disappointing ending, it was one that kept me reading till about 3 in the morning! MUCH better than Mr Brown's effort.

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I'm halfway through Labyrinth at the moment - but I nearly didn't get beyond the first chapter.
I trained as an archaeologist - and the unprofessional behaviour of Alice made me want to throw the book across the room - and what were the professionals doing, leaving a volunteer unsupervised for all that time?
However, I persevered, and was gratified to see Alice getting the telling off she so thoroughly deserved later on.
I'm enjoying it - the historical parts seem to be well researched, there's an understated correspondence between the characters in the two periods, and it's interesting working out which side everyone is on - and it holds together logically, too, unlike DB.

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The DVC is one of those books that I really enjoyed reading at the time but afterwards it seemed very mechanical and it is not by any stretch of the imagination great literature. McDonalds in print form basically.
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I found Labrynth a cracking adventure story and the historical context stimulating. I'd just got back from the South of France when I read it (to watch a rugby match near Perpignan). Wished I had known more of the areas history, would have liked to visit Carcassonne.

Definitely much better written than DVC, though I enjoyed reading that as well. The movie was dire! Some of Dan Browns other books are better written and a better read e.g. Digital Fortress.

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