Reading is the art of obtaining knowledge without knowing it.
At first, I must say that I found joy in the fact that I knew about some historical incidents and figures that I knew about without ever have learned them in school.
If school is deemed necessary, why have I never learnt who Cicero, Tolstoy, Ovid, Dostoevsky, Homer, Plato, etc, etc, are, until I started reading?
I would also like to tell all those people who in history who have esteemed their selves as intellectuals and looked upon novels as reading material for women.
You are and will forever be wrong.
Anne Rice was highly recommended to me by a few readers. At first I thought, Oh no, not another vampire story, I mean how can it be interesting after all these I have already read? I thought I should give it a go in any case and someone borrowed me the book and I was surprised, surprised by how Rice went in on the whole vampire theory and Isis.
I liked the fact that this book was actually very little vampire and more history. I liked how she used all these philosophers and made them part of the story. I also liked the main character most of the time, which doesn't happen often. Pandora is a strong character, woman, with great logical and rhetoric talent