Dante’s The Divine Comedy, is a rather large book and is my required read for the month. While I don’t mind the theme and plot (which actually has a few interesting points), the fact that it has 585 pages and is written in verse had made me very reluctant. Why? Because many things written in verse have complex wording.
Another reason is that I have read J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and even those were only 300-400 pages long! I thought having to read through something long and written in incomprehensible dialect would take up all my time.
I have been proven wrong. Upon opening the book this morning, I found it to be very interesting, catching the reader’s attention at once. Also, I thought that the verses he wrote are not only understandable, but elegant in their own way!
This circumstance has taught me not to judge books by how they are written and by their “585” pages.