Tuesday, February 26, 2008

In search of lost treasures...

We first read Berry's The Templar Legacy. I liked the action and enjoyed the adventure; I felt like I traveled through Europe through that book. I know I wrote two posts about reading it.

I wouldn't say The Amber Room is exactly like it, it's probably less complicated and less mysterious. But it is, nevertheless, also about looking for treasures long thought to have been lost. The difference here though is that there's no shaking truth to be learned in the end. No beliefs to be shattered.

Disappointingly, it wasn't the page-turner I had anticipated it to be though it did have it's fair share of action. Christian Knoll came out more like a horny pig in the end than the calculated thief-killer that he was being played out to be at the beginning. I also couldn't help but wish there was a different ending for Suzanne Danzer. She could have been so much more; and there was show of some remorse for the killing she had had to do in her life. I really thought she and Knoll would band together in the end.

What happened to the Cutlers was quite predictable, I mean, it was written all over. There was no clarity there though, in terms of why they had split up in the first place.

Their relationship made me think about my own relationships, specifically how having too much differences could be really hard on two people. In the past, boyfriend and I would speak harshly to each other - just as Rachel sometimes does to Paul - and then regret having said anything. I used to think that was more of Alfred's problem, that he was the one who could really say hurtful things when he's mad. He's changed a lot after all these years and I do see his effort in restraining himself from saying anything he would regret. I remember saying in the past that we can't take back words we've already uttered, even after saying sorry or being forgiven. The cut stays. I remind myself today not to make that mistake because I know I can be hurtful too.


  1. Mec said...

    hmm... your post suddenly reminded me that i haven't read a serious book for a long time now...


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