Dan Brown's Bookshelf
Okay, it's a medieval poem (written circa 1400), so how could it be relevant today? In an age of ecological crisis and moral ambiguity, this legend conjures up a lost time in which nature and honor reigned supreme. The saga of a knight's quest to make good on a bizarre promise to the formidable Green Knight is full of steamy kisses, ferocious confrontation and deeply mysterious landscapes. Short enough to consume in a single sitting, Sir Gawain entertains with cinematic themes of seduction, temptation, searching and powerful evil. Months after you finish, you'll find yourself thinking of Sir Gawain at the strangest moments, pondering his quest, his decisions and his ultimate fate.