2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
A murder mystery, set on the Camino Francés in the early 1900s and involving a group of pilgrims; 'Death of a Pilgrim' by by David Dickinson.
Picked up in our library and a good read. Available on Amazon
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I am very fond of Paulo Coelho, and his pilgrim book was the first of his that I read, but honestly... It is far out... He didn't even finish the camino; taking a bus from O'Cebreiro. His other books are better, IMHO. For a pilgrim wannabee, I don't think his book has much to offer, unless you want to do his "excercises" on the camino... :lol: I found it strange.
edit: Coelho has some historic remarks about the first part of the camino that can be interesting, and it will not hurt you to read it; so I'll moderate my critic. I am actually fond of Coelho (I have read all his books) but the "Pilgrimage" was a bit far off, in my terms. Still it inspired me to read the rest of his production, and I'm glad I did. Inspirational. So by all means, go ahead.
Hi Guys, I agree completely about the Paulo Coelho pilgrimage book! I only mentioned it here as I thought any camino reading list wouldn't be complete without it. The only one of his I really enjoyed was The Alchemist although there are hints of the camino in most of his books..
The Shirley Maclaine book has been recommended to me although I've never read it.
I've just thought - I read an excellent book on the camino last year, historical fiction about a Jew in the time when they were banished from Spain which covered various camino related places and mentioned the pilgrimage etc. Unfortunately I can't remember for the life of me what it was called. I picked it up in the main albergue in Los Arcos and I left it in another albergue somewhere along the route. Maybe someone has seen it? Anyway, walkers look out, it was very good!
I am not sure, but I recently read a book by a Spanish writer, Ildefonso Falcones, called "La catedral de Mer". I don't know the English title: In Norway it is "Havets Katredral" (Cathedral of the Sea). It is about Barcelona and life there in the 12th century. Not sure if that's what you think about.
As a sidebar, it is pretty strange that after I finished the Camino, (6 months ago) I must have seen hints to the Camino in something like 10 books! I read books when I can, but this has been strange!
Not wanting to appear as if I was flogging my work in this forum I normally wouldn’t mention this, but since you asked… I am a working writer with five books in print, a screenplay, dozens of articles, etc. My book, A Pilgrim’s Path, is a fictionalized memoir, a story of adventure, love and transformation played out along the Camino.
I will forward Part One, in digital format upon request, and will provide the entire book, in it’s ebook version, free of charge to any forum member who requests it, as soon as it’s ready to be delivered. You will be able to read it on any computer.
The print version will be available from a major publisher in 2011.