This Novel certainly makes it easy to become obsessive with old chivalry times. I had the unfair advantage of seeing the movie before reading the book; but the movie doesn't do the book any justice. This novel is amazing and impossible to put down. I read the whole book in two days. Everytime I went to read it, there was no stopping me, except sleep of course. The story is so great and the plot is so amazing that I dont think that I will be able to stop thinking about it for quite a while. When finished reading it, the book makes you longing for more stories of Knights in shining armour.