I very much enjoyed this book. I enjoyed Mary Stewart's beautiful descriptions of Crete. It really drew me in from the start. I liked this book much more than the movie that was based on it. I always thought Hayley Mills was miscast in that movie, and after reading the book my opinion on that is strengthened. I must say, in many ways the movie hardly resembles the book. Much was changed and added to the movie and I can't really understand why. The book is very good just the way it is.