What’s on the Bookshelf? Vol. 12

Yes and no, I’m on a reading spree. More correctly, I’m on a reviewing/responding spree, as I read constantly.

I finished the superb Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors a couple of days ago.

I was a little apprehensive about reading this one, as it labels itself as A Love Story, but I enjoyed it immensely (far more than The Road). This is about the building of the Taj Mahal, and the destruction of the Royal Family after its completion.

The book is a compelling read; for those not interested in a love story there’s political intrigue, treachery and murder. It’s a real page turner in the truest sense of the word. I went from page fifty to one-fifty without realizing time had passed.

Shors uses a very good vocabulary. His characters ring true and Jahanara, the princess who narrates the story, actually reads like a woman.

I look forward to reading Shors’ next book (whenever it is released).

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