Thursday, 21 February 2013

Book learning #85 Team of rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The first thing that went wrong was that I did not purchase this book when it first came out in paperback (remember I don't do hardback books). Had I invested back in 2007 I would have got the correct version, not the movie spin off edition.
I enjoyed what I read and ironically have just put it down for a few weeks as it gets good (or better).
Also, linked into the first point, I have had a number of people asking me to go and watch the movie with them. This will kill the book. Ask Harry Potter.
Is it me or do nineteenth century political books move rather slowly? I'm sure any one of us living now would go insane quite quickly were we deposited back into the 1860s.
I dearly hope I will gather this up again and complete it, I dearly hope to hold the Lincolnesque spirit close to my soul.
The problem with a lengthy book is that eventually, no matter how you try, you will be tempted by other, less committed relationships.
That's what happened in Waterstones this afternoon.