Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Review: The Fire by Katherine Neville

“The Fire” is an enjoyable enough reading. The historical references are interesting, the change between different eras is almost cinematic – as is the whole book, it made me think of seeing it as a movie, which probably was the thought of the author as well - but towards the end of the book I lost my interest.
The plot felt forced, too many twists and turns, too many characters not sufficiently developed and often unbelievable. Katherine Neville likes to say she was dubbed a female Umberto Eco, but with this book she doesn’t live up to his name.
Thanks to LibraryThing's Early Reviewers for this book.

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