Monday, March 21, 2011

The Templar Cross Paul Christopher

Well I finished this story and really am not sure where I stand on it. I am definitely in the 2 - 3 banana range but the history was enough to get me through the book. Ultimately I found the story a little too cliche'd and contrived. The descriptions used bordered on melodrama. And the book had barely anything to do with Templars!

In the end I am going 2 1/2 bananas, although I loved the globe trotting and history, the story lacked in an a tangible hook the reader sort of way. Thoughts?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Remarkable Creatures

I finished the story and then learned although fiction the story is based on the lives of two influential women in the history of Paleontology, Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. This raised my interest about te story and I as usual did my research on Lyme Regis and the two ladies.

The story definitely had a female struggle theme as women blazed a trail in the worlds of geology and paleontology. Speaking of the two main characters and the over all plight of women throughout periods of subjugation in the past.

In the end despite the book not being a personally engrossing piece it was still a very well written story and educational as well. I give it 3 1/2 bananas!