Want a good read? How about a *great* read?? Well I picked up ‘People of the book’ by Geraldine Brooks expecting to find the literary equivalent of a chick flick as the wife had read it cover to cover in a few days and highly recommended it… not the best of starts I thought.
Still, after sitting on my desk for the best part of a month I finally picked it up… and read it almost straight through cover to cover.
The subject of the story was the conservation efforts about a book, the Sarajevo Haggadah to be precise. Yes it’s fiction, but it is quite realistic in the telling and covers the history of the book and the people who protected it and brought it through to the 20th Century.
A bit dry?? Nope… in parts really exciting. If I was you I’d buy it, especially via the picture link, but ordering it through the library would be just as good tho probably a little longer.
To order elsewhere, the detail you’ll need are:
“People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks, Harper Collins 2008, ABN 36 009 913 517, ISBN 978 0 7322 8037 6 (pbk.) – I hope that’s enough information! 🙂