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3.0 out of 5 stars Promising start fades into monotony, 20 July 2000
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This review is from: Stonehenge: A Novel of 2000 BC (Hardcover)
I have always enjoyed Cornwell's Sharpe novels - I read many of them before Sean Bean brought them to life for television audiences, so I was looking forward to immersing myself in Stonehenge. Up to just past half way I was engrossed in the story and as usual enthralled by Cornwell's storytelling abilities. Gradually, however, I found my appetite fading. There was no clear cut 'hero' with whom to sympathise. Saban's two brothers did not spark my interest and Saban himself was an ordinary guy trying to make the best of things - fine in real life, but crashingly dull in a novel of this sort. The story seemed to become very repetitive - rather like a half-remembered dream where you're running down a long corridor with no end in sight. I just lost patience with the novel and couldn't care less in the final outcome whether stonehenge was built or not. Finishing it was an endurance test of only slightly less magnitude than raising the great stones themselves. Sorry Bernard, this one's a miss.
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