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Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) - Community Reviews back

by Ken Follett
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JackieLoz rated it 4 years ago
I received this book as a giveaway from Goodreads. Thanks, goodreads! The book is an epic telling of the period during World War I through characters from different families from different countries. the characters are intertwined incredibly well. Their lives are affected by each other and the wa...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
I like me a big fat historical novel for holiday down-times, and this one, set in World War I, filled the bill this past Christmas. There's lots and lots of plot for the various characters who embody their class/nationality/political opinions. Otherwise, few of them were very compelling, and I could...
Retiredbear rated it 5 years ago
I have read all of Mr. Follett's book prior to the Century Trilogy and have been a big fan. After reading the Fall of Giants, I found myself disappointed on many levels. After all, this is the author that wrote the Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Those were truly 4.5 to 5 stars books....
meganbaxter rated it 5 years ago
This is the second Ken Follett book I've read, and it thankfully avoids the major flaw of The Pillars of the Earth, the one that irritated me so consistently. There is no absolutely cartoonishly evil villain who adds nothing to the story except by being a horrible person and wanting to rape everyone...
BrokenTune rated it 5 years ago
"I am going to write a history of the world." Ooops. Sorry. Wrong book. However, Ken Follett apparently tried to take a leaf out of the book of Penelope Lively's fictional MC* with this attempt at creating an account - fictional though it may be - of all events connected with the First World War in ...
kennethjmcginnis rated it 5 years ago
deannahello rated it 5 years ago
This is going to be a pretty short review of a very long book. I read Fall of giants over the holidays so it took two weeks to finish. I feel fairly sure at any other time I would have finished it in a week or less. It was just that good. This is the first time I've read Ken Follett and I'm very im...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: fraudio, published-2010, winter-20102011, wwi, historical-fiction, britain-wales, war, spies, period-piece, spring-2011, epic-proportions, women, re-read, summer-2012, hardback, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, edwardian, slavic, jewish, germany, anti-semitic, austria, balkan-root, britai...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 6 years ago
EDIT : 28 DE JunioGRACIAS KEN FOLLETT!! Gracias a vos aprobé mi examen de Cultura en el profesorado !!!!!!!!!! Resultó que los hechos históricos relatados en la trilogía son exactos y me bastaba con acordarme las cosas que pasaban en el libro y que lograba cada personaje (desde los que peleaban en l...
Beauty and the Book
Beauty and the Book rated it 6 years ago
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