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The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451168634 (0451168631)
Publisher: Sigent Books
Edition language: English
Series: The Pillars of the Earth (#1)
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.5 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
This book served as my introduction to the Plantagenet dynasty when I first read it, and I fell in love. I had no idea at the time of how accurate the details were. I just knew that the story captivated me more than any other had up to that point. The people. The cathedral. The hopelessness of attem...
Muriellerites rated it
Ken Follett’s gripping, and extremely detailed historical epic, The Pillars of the Earth, takes place in England during the twelfth century. The backdrop is the continuous battle for the English throne between King Stephen and the Empress Maud. Tom Builder, a poor mason, insists on following his dre...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
3.0 Pillars of the Earth
Entertaining "epic" revolving around the building of a cathedral. Interesting characters, but the unwieldy scope of the story dilutes its power.
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
3.5 An Excellent Piece of Historical Fiction
I could hardly put this book down. It was a fantastic novel that kept me going from start to finish. I like how, unlike a number of historical fiction authors, Follett does not romanticize the period. People are depicted as filthy, smelly, and the towns are not described much better. The fact that...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it
5.0 One of the best books I've ever read
Words cannot describe how brilliant this book is! At over a thousand pages, Follett's epic masterpiece is the longest book I've ever read but it was worth it. Every minute spent turning pages was joyful yet sorrowful as I knew the world of greed, treachery, love, loyalty and architecture I'd been dr...
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