24 Feb 2011
THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES.
One in a series of books, I think I would have benefited from reading at least the previous book as previous happenings were mentioned quite a lot and, if nothing else, may have given me a better understanding of the characters who remained a mystery to me.
Despite two of the main characters being girls, I'm not too sure this novel has enough to capture the imagination of girls as there is nothing mystical or magical about the story (both of which generally appeal) and yet at the same time I don't think there is enough action to sustain the interest of boys.
So was there anything to recommend it? Yes, I loved learning some of the ancient superstitions and Gods of the sailors and it was interesting that the Greek island of Cos, a place I love, was mentioned. Then, of course, there was the wonderful poem ITHACA that I posted last week as well as the wonderful 'Aristo's Scroll' at the back of the book which enlightened the reader to some of the words they might not have known.
An ex-library book read, this was the 18th book read for the 100+ Reading Challenge and the 9th for the Loving The Reviews Reading Challenge.