Thursday, 16 July 2009

a book recommendation

the otori series by lian hearn. i am raving about these books. the first is across the nightingale floor and there are four in the series as well as a prequel. lian hearn also writes as gillian rubenstien. i cannot say enough about this series. it is so beautifully written, it's almost poetic and i just couldn't put them down. it's set in mythical ancient japan and tells the story of takeo a boy who is saved by a warrior after his family is brutally murdered and his village burned and pillaged. i am not usually into this type of book at all. there is love, or rather romance, and a lot of intrigue. trust me i'm very fussy with fiction and hardly read much since i studied years ago so when i find a really good book it's such a bonus. i tend to read mostly non-fiction, biographies etc. i left the prequel till last as it is the story of the warrior who saves and adopts takeo. it's wonderful. i was so sorry to finish book four. fantastic read. the web site is well worth a look too.


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. When I finish the stack I have yet to get through I'll keep them in mind.

  2. I have made a note of the author and will check them out. I love to read just haven't had a lot of time to do it until recently.

    At the moment I am reading Robin McGraw's book Whats Age Got TO Do With It.


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