Oh dear god (no pun intended)! This book took every ounce of will power I had to finish. First of all, my translator kept acting like this book was diverging from true Christian history. I subscribe to no religion and that really pissed me off. I came into this book so innocently because I usually enjoy myths but...yikes. My immature interpretation of it is that is was long and boring. On the upside, this book is referenced so many times in other works of fiction that I feel superior for having gotten through it.