Friday, May 11, 2007

As if sleeplessness weren't bad enough...

I stayed up way too late reading that book I mentioned yesterday in my Thursday List, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (William Morrow & Company, New York: 1989). It is really good.

The story about the building of the cathedral is slow in getting started -- so far, that first stone has yet to be quarried. But the characters are really excellent, developed much more fully even at this early stage (I'm on page 139 of a really thick, tiny-print book.) Tom Builder and Philip, the prior, have already captured my heart. Ellen, the woman of the forest, and Waleran, the sinister archdeacon, are sufficiently creepy.

There isn't anything nicer in the world than having a really good book to read.

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