31 October 2009
The Rock: A Tale of Seventh Century Jerusalem
This is an interesting book- it doesn't really fit into any category. It's fiction, but it's rather scholarly fiction, and not exactly engaging, even though it's interesting. There isn't a lot of historical fiction about this time period, and Makiya does a good job of bringing in a wide variety of viewpoints and perspectives. Because of that scholarly bit, and since I wanted something more like fiction, I skimmed some, but overall, it was worthwhile and different.