Wednesday, November 4, 2009

when you have 800 pages to read

I started Diana Gabaldon's latest installment in the Jamie and Claire Fraser saga yesterday afternoon. This novel, "An Echo in the Bone," clocks in at 800 pages of smaller than normal font sized type. I'm savoring every single word.

Something special happens when you pick up a book peopled with characters who have been in your head for over a decade. It is sort of like going home. A sense of belonging happens, a happiness settles in your soul. A continuity exists in that unique relationship between the reader and the world the author has created and shared.

I enjoy these books on so many different levels: multilayered plots, unforgettable characters, loads of history and interesting historic detail about daily life in the colonial period.

So, for the next several days, I will immerse myself in this novel and everything else will have to wait.....it is Fraser time!!

2 comments:

Anne's BLOG said...

We need to be on the lookout for the new Bailey Ruth (ghost at work) novel. I saw it listed in the Mystery Guild catalog. Wonder if our Library has it yet? We enjoed Carolyn Hart's first one of this series, so want to hurry up and get this new one!

Liz said...

Yes, we do. That was a very fun read.