June 11, 2007
The Plague Tales - Ann Benson
I have to admit that I only read about half of this before giving up. (In keeping with my prior post on the topic here.) By all rights I should have loved this book. It has two of my favorite plotlines: The Middle Ages and a terrible epidemic. Unfortunately, the history part did not ring true to me, and the contemporary "epidemic" wasn't much to speak of, and was not developed enough for me. I actually think this would make a great movie (more visual, less stilted dialogue). And I tried to slog all the way through, but I just couldn't do it.