Friday, April 18, 2008

A love of stones

Just finished Tobias Hill's enchanting historical thriller, The Love of Stones. Perhaps a little slow to start, but I was soon sucked in by the remarkable details of the jem business and the unfolding story of the addiction to the relentless pursuit of an acquisitive goal.

Curiously a key turning point in the novel picks up the epic of Gilgamesh, quoting a very moving passage about the loneliness of Gilgamesh's journey (through death?) in search of immorality. I'll post it some time....


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