Difference being ToG was one almighty yawn whereas HBHG was a page-turner.
But i quite enjoyed reading ToG.
I enjoyed it much more than the DVC crap.
I still enjoy their deductions and speculations about the famous parchments. I always like reading about other people's research and how they reach their conclusions.
I prefer the first half of the book to the second though.
As for HBHG, everyone has a soft spot for that book because it was this book most of the English read first. As i recall, the authors never said their work was fact, but a hypothesis they had formulated.
Im currently reading Chaumeils work .... on the Priory, will start a thread with my thoughts when finished.
All i can say about Cherisey - he is either masterful or he was completely and utterly stark raving bonkers bless him. I dont think Chaumeil was any match for him - which kind of supports what i have been led to believe by 'insiders' (if that is what these people are).
Mebbe ToG is worth another read, I for one can't look at Cardou without thinking of what might be buried on its western flank.
The wife is currently reading Chaumeil's translated tome, perhaps I'll get round to reading it next month. Chaumeil was for all intents and purposes Plantard's gofer, it's amusing that he's regularly wheeled on to RLC-debunking tv progs as an ex-cathedra 'writer' on the PoS....including of course the notorious Timewatch prog about Tomb of God