I finally finished reading The Penguin History of the World.
It took me more than 8 months to go through the 1109 pages. J.M.Roberts has done a good job covering this vast topic in a eleven hundred page book.
However there are some omissions. The book is quite European centric. One can argue that the history of the world has been greatly influenced by the actions of Europeans, but some areas could have been covered better. I would have liked more information on American history before the white man came into picture and a little more on the history of South America.
Its a good book, but not a great one.
Next I start on The Wealth of Nations.