Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Skin Map

Disclosure: This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for review purposes.

Some books are simply perfect as audio, and this is one. Lawhead has written a book that reads out loud beautifully. Although the plot of the novel moves via a now common conceit (multiple universes that can be entered through passages between them), the effect in Lawhead's tell is superb. In addition to a compelling plot, each foray into an alternative universe is also a pleasant introduction to the culture and gastronomy of the period and place.

Bakeries and coffee in Prague. Excavations in Egypt. England at various points in its diverse history, including a neat fix for the Great Fire.

I recommend this book very highly as a "drive around in the car and immerse yourself in an alternative world" type of read.

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