another day, another book review… told you i had a lot to catch up on… and this time, i’ll take a look at some fiction… i think i read less fiction than i should… but i guess that’s a sign of getting older… that, and most of the fiction books i see out there that are interesting are part of a larger series anymore and reading one makes me want to read the rest (even if i don’t like it that much) and who has that kind of time to commit to fun… anyway, here’s my take on this book…

now playing: I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra


The Skin Map By Stephen Lawhead

my history with Stephen Lawhead isn’t the best… a long time ago, (when i was but a wee lad) i bought three Lawhead books from a book club… Taliesin, Merlin, and Arthur… i had heard that he was a good author and i guessed based on the titles, that i’d be interested in the books… unfortunately, i could never get into them and i doubt i made it past the first three chapters of the first book, despite trying several times… and, as it turns out, those books are part of a larger series, the Pendragon Cycle…

Be that as it may, i jumped at the chance to read a copy of The Skin Map without the foggiest idea of what lay ahead… i certainly didn’t expect a tale about time travel and multiple universes… and i honestly didn’t expect to be completely absorbed by the rich storytelling… the book weaves a handful of individual storylines that ultimately stretch across all dimensions to overlap in a wonderfully unique way…

The Skin Map is gripping, action-packed, and full of surprises… you never quite know what will happen or where the next chapter will take place… but observing the characters as the develop, adapt, and learn makes this a fascinating journey… i’m actually pretty happy that it’s just the first of a forthcoming series…

peace… love… bdg…