I think the FoRTers who read both books would agree that The Eight is the superior book. Not that Rule of Four was bad - I just felt there was too much expository stuff getting in the way of the plot. I'll be interested to hear your opinionOriginally Posted by remote_goddess;2578567;
John - please give your review when you finish The Eight
I finished Handling Sin last night - finally! I will say that I ended up enjoying it more than I was at the 200 page mark. I did feel like the author could have cut about 100 pages of the 600 by just eliminating what I felt was unnecessary exposition (again with that complaint!). He'd get to a good pace with the plot and then the next chapter would be talking about the hero's ancestors and he'd totally lose his momentum.
I'm now about 15 pages into John Berendt's City of Falling Angels. It begins with the burning of La Fenice, the major opera house in Venice. I LOVED Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and enjoy Berendt's writing style, so I'm sure this one will get a big thumbs up as well.