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Old 02-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Location: Mississippi
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Pillars is one of my absolute favorites. World Without End was also very good. I also recently finished Fall of Giants and found it a worthy read. This made me want to look into his older works and I picked up the Key to Rebecca, but was not crazy about it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
I I like all of Follet's books except Pillars of the Earth. I've tried reading it twice now and just cannot get into it.
Don't bother trying a third time. I stuck it our right to the end, and kept wondering why. If you really want to embed yourself in a serious and really well-researched literary work about such early times, spend your reading hours curled up with Sigrid Undset. Preferably the older translations --- the newer ones read, alas, too much like Ken Follet.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:04 PM
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I absolutely loved reading Pillars of the Earth. I love plots that have multiple story lines, and are interwoven with historical events. I loved how well Follett captured what life was like for people of differing social strata in medieval Europe.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:37 PM
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Great book. Entertaining and fun. Pillars of the Earth is one of my faves..... up there with Monsoon, Lonesome Dove, Comanche Moon, Hawaii and Shogun.
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