Friday, November 18, 2011
Book of a Thousand Days
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's a twist on an old, not very well known, fairy tale. It has a princess who gets locked in a tower because she won't marry an evil prince, although this prince is a different kind of evil than usual. All of that sounds very cliche, but the special thing about this book is that the book is the diary of the maid, Dashti, who came into the tower with her to take care of her. The book is written in two parts and each part is roughly a thousand days, hence the book of a thousand days. It's very interesting to hear about the maid being the hero and taking charge instead of a prince or princess. There's an unexpected twist in the middle and the end that really makes the book special. I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars, but that might vary on your personality, as it always does. I hope that you enjoy the book and please try it, because even though it sounds a tad strange, you won't regret it.