Sunday, February 8, 2009

1058 Pages Later

I started The Journeyer in June 2006, at my dad's suggestion. I finished it yesterday morning, 2 years and 8 months later! I really enjoyed Gary Jennings' story, and I thought it was a great book, but for some reason I'd always put The Journeyer aside when I got a new book. So I've read dozens of books in the past 2 3/4 years, but I just never got around to finishing this one (maybe because it's 1058 pages). 

The book is historical fiction chronicling the life of Marco Polo. The editorial review says: 

"Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies."

1 comment:

docmay said...

now, on the list of long novels...
pillars of the earth
stranger in a strange land
foundation trilogy
growth of the soil
hunger start.


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