Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors

0 Loved It
3 Liked It
3 Neutral
2 Disliked It
0 Hated It

• It took me awhile to get onto the book. I enjoyed the different status levels of the characters and how each dealt with the war. – Melissa
• The book was boring. The author did not do a good job of pulling the reader into the time period and the dialogue felt too modern. – Sarah
• I liked the book, but it did take me awhile to get into it. About half way through I started to get really drawn into the relationships and experiences. I enjoy his descriptive writing and feel able to picture the scenes he describes. – Carrie
• I found the language too simplistic and I never connected with the characters or felt invested in the story. – Steph
• Although I didn’t like it as much as his previous work, I did appreciate the multiple perspectives on the same event. His descriptions of the surroundings was also a highlight. – Danica
• I did not enjoy reading this book. I was bored by the description of the battles and violence. I did enjoy the descriptions of the temple. – Kerry
• This was a well constructed story, with all the components for an epic historical novel – romance, intrigue and combat. I felt it could have been condensed, but liked the quickened paceas they went into battle. The descriptions of Angkor and surrounding areas brought me there. When I looked up pictures after reading, it was exactly as I had imagined. – Marlo

Conclusion: We had a fun phone conversation with John, so all in all, it was a great book club.

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