This was a great book. Definitely one of my favorites. I loved everything about it.
Positively amazing. Every conversation between the characters of the book are worth framing on a wall. Not a cheesy love story, but a philosophical journey -- a story retold. The Robe accentuates the true enchantment of a blossoming religion. Today, that is rarely felt with all the science and knowledge we carry around in our heads.
The source for the overblown biblical movie, yet the book is far more thoughtful and nuanced. Marcellus, the Roman tribune tasked with executing Jesus, resembles a modern day intellectual cynic. As he traverses Palestine, trying to find a "rational" explanation for what has occurred, his encounters with the followers of Jesus lead to his spiritual awakening.
A must-read. Captivating, inspiring, fast-paced and creative, this novel takes full advantage of the dramatic and psychological power of the subject matter. The character of Demetrius is particularly fascinating. The story may not be 100% accurate on biblical/historical details, but the powerful exploration of character and setting makes The Robe a classic.
Best book I've ever read. I've heard that Shogun is on par with this wonderful tale.
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