Sunday, August 29, 2010

Recommended: Labyrinth

I've been reading a bit more lately & recently started Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. Immediately, I remembered how much I enjoyed her writing & the first of her books that I read, Labyrinth. Seeing that I'm bringing in the latter to work for a labmate - and considering it's been so long since I last recommended a book - I thought I'd introduce it here too.

Labyrinth has a bit of everything that I like in a book. Part historical drama, part present day search into the past - with a little bit of self-discovery, mystic & romance thrown in for good measure. The story skips between the 13th & 21st century, telling of 2 young women inescapably linked despite the years between them.

I particularly enjoy how Kate Mosse unfolds the story with a heavy dose of foreshadowing. The main characters tease us with unfinished thoughts, hinting at important events that they know about but that the reader does not ... yet. The imagery is rich & the characters real & likable. This is definitely a book I'd read again.

If you liked Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code but thought it was a bit of a light read - then this is a book for you. It may seem a bit long at around 700 pages, but it really is a page-turner: one you won't be able to put down.

Let me know in the comments if you've read this book or another one by Kate Mosse - what did you think?


Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

I really enjoyed reading Labyrinth - I have to pick up Sepulchre!

Sisu Studios said...

Sounds interesting!

Charlie said...

Love the Labyrinth and have Sepulchre sitting on my bookshelf. Now I just need to find the time to read it :)