Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The whole purpose of the previous post was to write a
book review or two. It certainly goes to show you how
far astray one can wander if one is not disciplined in
their writing.

My original intention was to zoom through the book
In the Steps of Moses by Louis Golding. A friend
found it at a used book sale, read it, and wanted to
have me read it. My pile of books is huge and really
it just didn't look too appetizing. I let it sit on
the pile for probably a year before I actually picked
it up and attempted it.

My thinking was, I'll just read the first sentence of
every paragraph, then I'll have a good idea of the book
and be able to give it back. Oh, how wrong I was. I
did that for a few pages, and then, I absolutely could
not help myself, I found I couldn't just skip over all
those sentences. Here was a man who could made every
word count. It is brilliantly written. I loved it;
every sentence shines.

It doesn't matter a whit if you are interested in tracing
the footsteps of Moses or not. For that matter, it doesn't
matter whether you are interested in Lawrence of Arabia or
not (he fills nearly as many pages as Moses does.) Golding
will draw the reader in, and you will understand what traveling
through Arabia was like in the early part of the last
century.

Perhaps if you are stuck in the Christian love dribble book
world this would not appeal to you, but for everyone else I
highly recommend looking high and low for a copy of this book.

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2 Comments:

At 12:15 AM, Blogger e-Mom said...

I'll just read the first sentence of every paragraph, then I'll have a good idea of the book
and be able to give it back.
What a brilliant way to skim a book. I never thought of that!

This does sound good though. If I could just find time to read something besides blogs... :~)

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger LeftCoastOnlooker said...

I started out to leave you a comment, then I lost connection, so I'm back.
I was just going to say that I'm going to have to find this book!

 

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