|Submitted by David Rowlandson |
(Jun 16, 2008)
The Book of Kells is probably my most favourite book ever. I rarely read a book twice, except for Dickens or Tolkein, yet this book had me intrigued from the first with this quirky character John Thorburn, who is let's face it, a useless specimen. The author though, never let's us lose the Celtic feel and the introduction of characters from this bygone time in Ireland, Labres MacCullen and Ailesh had me understanding what it was like to live in the time of Viking invaders, with me thanking very much that I didn't live in those times. Absolutely brilliant, it always had me feeling the atmoshpere and tension of the period it was set in and often wanting to see a sequel.