Monday, November 29, 2010

At long last I'm done.

I finally finished Musashi today.  It was a long read. This was the longest book I’ve ever read in my whole life, and I’m old. It was a subject matter I’m not particularly drawn to. But, I’m ever so glad I did. First of all the challenge was something I wanted to challenge myself with. It’s easy to read books you are familiar with, but one out of your comfort zone is not so easy. I love that Jenners was honouring her dad by reading this, he had good taste and a tremendous amount of patience, I don’t know of any man, other than my boys, who would have read such a lengthy book. (the males in my social circle are not readers). So while I found this long and most of all I found the book was really heavy to carry around with me I really enjoyed the challenge and the fact that I completed it, albeit late.  I'm going to link you to Jenners blog.  She writes a wonderful review of the last book of nine in the epic story. Throughout the book though many images floated to my mind.  Many times I felt like Homer Simpson who couldn't concentrate on what's at hand.  Images of Ninja's entered, and Monty Python's search for the Holy Grail all that nonesense.  And yet it really was a good read, a lot of killing and miscommunication, but interesting nonetheless. So now that I'm so into samurai's I must watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again, and the Last Samurai, and... and I have this weird craving for rice cakes and sake.  So tomorrow I can continue the Lotus Eaters, it's not nearly as long a book as Musashi.

2 comments:

Cat said...

Well done! :-)

I also felt a huge sense of achievement finishing this book. Way out of my usual comfort zone too.

Jenners said...

As I said in my reply to your comment, I'm so so impressed that you stuck it out ... way way way out of your comfort zone! It was out of my comfort zone too, but I did have a personal reason for pushing through. Thank you for joining me on this journey ... I truly truly do appreciate it. : )