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Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:05 pm
by Annis
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.
5 * rating
Anyone else read this book? what did YOU think? Is it better than Dan Brown?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:39 am
by nerf herder
EVERYTHING is better than Dan "plaigarise-most-of-it-then-make-all-the-rest-up-on-the-fly" Brown.


Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:42 pm
by Annis
I've never read any of his books, and I've never planned to.

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:02 pm
by guthrie
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.

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:07 pm
by Annis
it would have to be from a library cos itll be a waste of money if i hate it! lol

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:27 pm
by Hobbitstomper
Read it.

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

(Copy going free if anyone wants it)

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:38 pm
by Abigail
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.

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:56 pm
by Ellen Gethin
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.

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:30 pm
by craig1459
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.

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:12 am
by AnnieS
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.