Hmm, at 285 pages into this 700-page book, I feel a lot of the writing could've been trimmed for brevity's sake. I sense an angle of the story is emerging in Prescott's account of what transpired, but it's slow-coming for sure, and I wish Pears would trim his writing considerably. That said, the story is interesting, though certainly not the 'thriller' as has been attributed. Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose can certainly trounce this book on both historical and mystery grounds. To be fair though, I'm less than half-way into the work, so I should suspend judgement until finished, I suppose.

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