The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

by Irving Stone

Amazon reader’s review: “I must first say that I was very skeptical when I first started reading this book (having seem the movie and loving it, I was afraid that it would be poorly written); however, The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone turned out be a real gem. In fact, I wish that more modern authors could write with the eloquence that Mr. Stone shows thought this book. The book itself can be said to easy to read and its descriptions are so vivid and alive that one could have thought that one had known or been acquainted with all of these characters in previous life. Irving Stone also makes the reader experience the wild mood swings that Michelangelo experiences during the creation of his pieces and one truly understands the title of the book since Michangelo’s life was truly filled with Agony and the Ecstasy.”