I’ve finally finished Guy Gavriel Kay’s River of Stars, all 630+ pages of it. It’s one of those books that I struggled through (and struggle I did – this one took me more than a month to read!), but I’m glad that I did. I’m not sure that that I actually enjoyed it, it was such a sweeping novel that looked at how key people and moments can have a large and lasting impact on history.
Personally, I prefer smaller novels. I don’t mean shorter, but rather smaller in scope – I like to know about the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. For example, fairly early in the novel we meet a fascinating brother and sister and start getting to know them, and then they just disappear. They do pop up again in passing during the last ten pages or so, but it was just enough to pique curiosity all over again. I’d like to know their story.
And that was the last title on my list. What shall I read next?