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Pillars f the EarthI know I m going to be in the minority here but this is truly ne Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of the worst books I have ever read I came so close to throwing the book across the roomn several ccasions and ended up skipping through many pages just to get to the final and not too surprising finish The characters were flat and lifeless and seemed to have been transplanted from the 20th century into medieval England The book was rife with unnecessary profanity that in no way enhanced the storyline and bscene gratuitous sex I mean how many times did William have to rape someone to prove that he was a really really bad guy I noticed that at least ne ther reviewer commented that this book was reuired reading in his child s school which if you are a parent I would recommend you take a good look at this book and perhaps take issue with your school district As an adult I was shocked at the language and violence in this book and find it totally inappropriate for a child andor young adult I also noticed comments about the historical accuracy and research that must have been involved in writing this book If that is so it must Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills only be in regards to the buildingf the cathedral and the civil war between Stephen and Maud As for the rest I must disagree I have read many well written and researched books Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of medieval times thank you Sharon Kay Penman and Elizabeth Chadwick for such awesome reads and I was infuriatedn numerous discrepancies in this book Examples and anyone may correct me if I m mistaken as I am not a history major Aliena is freuently described as having long curling loose flowing hair Women in those days wore their hair braided and covered it being uite scandalous for any man ther than her husband r lover to see it loose After the attack Blue Blood on the castle and the imprisonmentf their father Aliena and Richard are allowed to live alone in the castle with The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe only the steward I doubt that the king would punish the children so for the sinsf their fathers and most likely would have been made wards Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of the king until they reached their majority This was most desirable as the king could then skim the proceedsff the estates and funnel them to the crown s use Sometimes a king would give ward ship to another party as a reward for service etc Young boys f the noble class were typically sent to another noble household to be raised and educated first as suires and then trained in that household as a knight What n earth was a teenaged Richard doing living at home Much was made The Mirage of William s warhorse These were formidable beasts that were not easily handled by strangers Yet Aliena and Richard were able to notnly saddle the warhorse but to get right n and ride it I don t think so The English nobility f that period were Norman French and did not speak the language f the peasant class So how did Aliena manage to not nly communicate with them but could set up a successful business in that atmosphere I could go n with examples if I had remembered to take notes but there were many similar instances to this throughout the book All I can say is that if you want to read a very well written and researched book n this period please see Sharon Kay Penman s When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance Ballantine Reader s Circle JMO This was incredible After reading this for weeks I ll need a bit to sort A Mild Suicide out my thoughtsn this Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet one Review to come Also how great is the feeling when you re the first person to checkut a brand new replacement copy via the library This book was so completely fantastic that I almost forgot the Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face outside world existed when I was reading it I ve never be so emotionally invested in a story as I was with this It s a rare book that does this to me I think it s because it follows the characters through such a large proportionf their lives resulting in a large amount Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of intimacy and investment with them Indeed this novel spans a massive periodf forty years and has 1000 pages this is no light reading it is deep emotive and completely brilliant The intense story So much happens within this novel It s impossible to lay it down in a brief summary these characters uite literally go through hell Such is the life f commoners in the period They are good folk and are just trying to erect a church for the betterment f their town However the corruptness f the local nobility and the church hierarchy itself almost prevents them from achieving their aim Prior Phillip and Jack the Builder are forced to seek ut the aid from their monarch but because Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of the turmoilf the civil war this monarch keeps changing They have a choice Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of two royal courts to appeal to Both are convinced they have the legitimate claim to England s throne Picking the wrong side would lead to the ultimate ruinationf a folk that simply want to live in peace and celebrate God s glory Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale on earth Well this is the mere surface levelf the plot This book is so much beyond it It is a story f betrayal and seduction it is a story f love and hardship it is a story Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of human nature and the all encompassing morals that imposes It is just fantastic in every sense The characters are real and their hardships are even realer These are truly somef the most human characters I ve ever read about these people could have existedThis is no less true for the villains f the book William Hamleigh in particular is characterised superbly For all his ruthless aggression and sense f entitlement he s still a coward at heart He d never admit it to anyone but the reader knows f what he is the reader can see his blackening yellow heart He is a "product f society and his parent s ruthless ambition He doesn t deserve "of society and his parent s ruthless ambition He doesn t deserve because f this but the reason why he is the man he is can be seen by looking at he is the man he is can be seen by looking at rigins His parents ruined him he has no restraint he has nobody to tell him no So to his mind he can get away with anything He even has a Bishop who will gladly absolve all his sins He s actions have no conseuences he can murder and rape without feeling the conseuences This is an incredibly dangerous mind set and ne that almost destroys the protagonists f the book He s a nasty man The strength f the church Follet also weighs the potential power f the church I love the way he contrasts godly Prior Phillip with the twisted Bishop Waleran It shows us two routes the church could take it shows us two possibilities for God s monument n Earth Prior Phillip is everything the church should be he is kind and forgiving he is benevolent and just he is a true believer f Christ s teachings He is in the church for the simple reason that he is a man Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, of faith Contrastingly Bishop Waleran is a tyrannical despot He represents evryhting the church shouldn t be he is the personificationf its potential evil The Bishop is vain greedy and ambitious In this his will is his Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. 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Get to the Sale. own he is completely self serving He abuses his power to meet hiswn ends and self aggrandisement So he is slightly corrupt He s The Reformation (World History Series) only in the church for its political power and rewards In this he is not a true believerf his wn faith By contrasting these two characters Follet demonstrates how the church has the power to do great good and also great evil This for me is uite a strong message to take from the book because it shows us the dividing nature f man Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of lifef good and evil it shows us that all things can be benevolent Date With A Dead Doctor or terrible It also hints at redemption If something is this bad it can be made into something goodnce it has the potential to be as it should be in the right hands I do love this story It shows that if people can come together to achieve something greater than themselves then humanity is not lost despite the backdrop Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of war corruptness and general chaos Jack begins the novel as a mute boy with little human socialisation At the endf the novel he is a respected builder and farther Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of the town He is the anchorf Follet s story telling Everything centres Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy on Jack and his family history His narrative uestions the restraints the common man lived under in the period it highlights the injustice the legal system exerted in the time He cannot marry his love without a written divorce from his horrible step brother who d sooner see him live in misery than have the happiness he couldn t achieve The church doctrine almost prevents him from being a farther to his child But he perseveres andvercomes the restrictions Witchopoly of the church his awful step brother and the corruptnessf society itself Jack s story is Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most onef human perseverance and fortitude it is a story Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of a man who somehow managed to survive a system that was completely against him Nevertheless the book gave Jack a feeling he had never had before that the past was like a story in whichne thing led to another and the world was not a boundless mystery but a finite thing that could be comprehended This is a phenomenal story and though that I ve got hundreds f books I want to read in my lifetime and little enough time to read them in this is a book I will definitely be reading again in the future it s a story that I simply have to revisit regardless f its vast length This is a book I just have to read again This is seriously ne f the worst books I ve ever read The Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) only reason I finished the book is because I cannot put a book downnce I startThe writing is terrible The plotting may be dramatic but I had almost zero interest in any Boarding House of Hunks of the characters they seem to exist merely for events to happen to them like actors in a disaster movie Beyond that there seemed to be three characters in the book Bad guy good guy and good victimized yet able tovercome girlWhat got me most was Ken Follett seemed so proud f his historical research that he mentions every 40 pages took ut hisher eating knife Really they didn t have forks how is constantly reminding the audience Bec (The Demonata, of this fact important to the story There wereth. Mestre indiscutible del thriller Ken Follett s'endinsa en auesta novel·la en el món complex i fascinant de l'edat mitjana Bisbes intrigants constructors de catedrals ambiciosos nobles rurals i pagesos desposseïts poblen l'univers d'Els pilars de la Terra Centrada en l'accidentada construcció. Er The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins oft repeated throughout the novel as well This seemed like an attempt to fool the audience into thinking they re immersed in the middle ages when the restf the book could have taken place anywhere in time One fact does not a novel make unless it s a really clever fact The bad characters keeping the amazing building from completion felt like a fountainhead rip ff but that might just be meOn the positive side the book is an extremely easy read I might have enjoyed it were I laying in the sun half drunk n something sweet and rum filled Violent sex too if that sort f thing titillates youThank you Wait Wait for warning me f Oprah s evil plan if I can save ne person from reading this book my work will done He was mesmerized by the challenge f making soft round shapes Our Planet: Our Home outf hard rock The stone had a will Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of itswn and if he tried to make it do something it did not want to do it would fight him and his chisel would slip r dig in too deeply spoiling the shapes But nce he had got to know the lump Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of rock in frontf him he could transform it There are so many memorable characters populating this epic novel that I would be hard pressed to even say who is the main character f this novel but my favorite character is undisputed His name is Jack and later as he discovers the name f his father he begins calling himself Jack Jackson His mother Ellen falls in love with a man named Tom Builder Jack finds himself nearly starving to death along with Tom s kids Alfred and Martha as they trudge across England in search f someone who needs something built Tom can build anything but his dream his most fervent desire is to build a cathedral Jack is bright unnaturally intelligent in fact and it isn t Alfred who turns ut to be best suited to achieve Tom s dreams although Alfred is really good at beating the crap ut f Jack n a daily basis It is Jack who travels the world and discovers that cathedrals can soar high into the clouds beyond anything that Tom would have ever believed possible The backdrop for all these trials and tribulations that you will experience while reading this novel is the turbulent 12th century England Henry Ist dies and leaves his daughter Empress Maude n the throne This is extremely controversial because the nobles do not want a ueen If truth be known they want a king but a weak king they can control Since Maude was born without a penis this leaves the castle door A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) open for her cousin Stephen whom fortune has favored with a penis to snatch the crown from her head and place itn his wn The nobles certainly do not want to work for a woman but I think the issue that is even bigger is that Maude is very sure f herself even ne might say imperial As her husband Geoffrey f Anjou would uickly find In the End out she is a handful Civil war breaksut and the people who suffer the most f course are the peasants who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time The destabilization f the civil structure f law also allows men like William f Hamleigh to do whatever they want to do and take whatever they want to take He is an pportunist who switches sides several times in the dispute between Maude and Stephen depending upon which f the cousins has the wind behind them at the time William is but a brutish thug a tool f his demented greedy mother and then later a weapon f evil for an archbishop named Waleran Bigod great name eh who wishes to btain and power at the cost f everyone else William and Jack become mortal enemies as Jack tries to build a cathedral at Kingsbridge and William tries to destroy the economy f Kingsbridge to bring wealth to his neighboring town f Shiring William also has an unnatural lust for Aliena that is ne part desire and ne part pain See unless a woman is crying bleeding and feeling anguish William s wee willie won t work Here is a typical list The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of topics with which William and his henchmen like to entertain themselves In the evening they would drink beer and sharpen their blades and tellne another grisly stories about previous triumphs young men mutilated Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite old men trampled beneath the hoovesf warhorses girls raped and women sodomized children beheaded and babies spitted Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) on the pointsf swords while their mothers screamed in anguish Then they would attack tomorrow morning Jack shuddered with fear But this time we re going to stop them he thought Jack is Aliena and Aliena is Jack They are soulmates and though many disastrous things happen to them to try and keep them apart I kept hoping that love will conuer all I may like Jack the best but I admire Aliena the most She recovers from a horrendous attack at the hands f William f Hamleigh to become the largest wool merchant in the area This is remarkable for anyone but for a woman a woman who has never had to work a day in her life and a penniless When a Man Loves a Woman one at that to raise herself up to such heights is remarkable She survives every disaster even thenes she makes for herself and finds a way to achieve some semblance f security for herself despite the verwhelming "odds There is Keep From Falling one character I want to discuss and that is Prior Philipf Gwynedd The man who "There is Catalogue the Insanity one character I want to discuss and that is Prior Philipf Gwynedd The man who the same dream as Tom Builder to have a cathedral rise up from the ashes Blessed Homecoming of theld church at Kingsbridge Jack did not like Philip but he liked working with him Jack did not warm to professional men Shrek of God any than his mother did He was embarrassed by Philip s piety he disliked his single minded sinlessness and he mistrusted his tendency to believe that God would take caref anything that he Philip could not cope with There are times when I want to give Philip a good shake but at no
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do I the sincerity f his beliefs Even when those intent n evil ends are conspiring even cheating to Look Alikes Jr. obtain an advantagever Philip he always stays n the high road He makes enemies in lofty places including the aforementioned Archbishop Waleran Bigod who at every turn tries his level best to destroy Philip and his dreams f a cathedral The church politics are so fascinating and create an extra level Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of intrigue in the novel that at timesvershadow the uest for the throne There are a 1000 pages Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of juicy historical fiction awaiting you if you choose to accept this uest This is not War and Peace so do not be as afraidf that page count as reason would dictate as the pages will fly by I really needed some escapism into a different time and place and this book served that purpose perfectly As I was reading it I kept thinking that this would have been a great choice for that long plane flight to Scotland last year There are some graphic rape scenes but they are purposeful to the plot and certainly are a part He Remembers the Barren of a destabilized England at that time Unfortunately the very topics that William Hamleigh and his thugs find so amusing are a partf human history going back to the days when we were battering each The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf other with sticks and stones I would have to use another 1000 words to discuss all thether worthwhile aspects Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of this book but I will leave the rest to you to discovern your The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives own If you wish to seef my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at I did not hate this book hate would be too strong a word and I can t hate it because I applaud the fact that Ken Follett attempted to write an epic novel But I did not like it I didn t like it from the start his writing style hit me like a brick but Jim thoroughly enjoyed the book that I kept trying to convince myself that I Let the Wolf Howl ought to give it a chance hoping it would get better When I was about 500 pages in he saw how miserable I was and asked why I didn t just stop reading it but at that point I was invested in it I had spent all that time getting that far that I needed to finish it and I couldn t wait to come to the end I kept counting down Only 450 pages leftnly 300 to go last 200 pagesyay I have 50 pages left Those fifty pages were the toughest to get through By the time I was at the end I thought it was a wasted effort both The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini on his part and mine It s so much easier to explicaten what I did not like because there were so many things I loathed the writing style he vacillated between pages and pages f highly complex architectural discourses to third grade level simple sentences grouped into short paragraphs Sometimes it was bearable Other times I wanted to pull my hair ut There were times when I felt the Blue Guide New York only time he came alive as an author was when he was discussing architecture but these parts were so didactic in nature that it couldn t hold my interest for long periodsf time I did not like the author s narrative style He had to tie everything together causality was so prevalent throughout the text that I wondered how he didn t work in how the killing f a fly affected events 60 years later Every single storyline was wrapped up too neatly for my liking in some cases Everyone was tied to someone else it was like playing Six Degrees every single character had to have a denouement every little plot twist had to be explained closure had to be achieved no matter how preposterous the circumstances ver time and space The characterization was poor In fact it was appalling how two dimensional these characters were Good people were good Bad people were loathsome As time went Homesick on the good were always sufferingne thing A Criminal Affair or another they were put upon they were harrassed they were constantly challenged and put to the test like Job something Follett actually used as a sermon The badfolk becameppressive Sangue Derramado over time they were notnly detestable but they had absolutely no redeeming ualities And to go with a typical medieval stereotype the good were always excessively beautiful honorable intelligent geniuses r savants even and if they weren t rich they would be at the end I half expected Havelok the Dane and his refrigerator mouth to pop up somewhere. D'una catedral gòtica la novel·la de Follett és una recreació acolorida d'una època convulsa i violenta de la història d'Anglaterra n la gent senzilla lluita per sobreviure en un país assolat per una guerra civil inacabable tot ignorant les mauinacions dels poderosos A banda de les apassi.

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Proving nce and for all that in the medieval period to be good was to have the purest light shining ut f your mouth each time you pened it Nevertheless the bad became uglier became despotic scheming throughout life to get the better f their enemies the goodfolk But in the end good always triumphed ver evil those who could repented and were forgiven Those who couldn t were killed ff somehow because apparently death is the nly way an evil person gets his Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star or her dues And then everyone had a happy ending I hate happy endings when they re sobviously contrived And this work was so elaborately exhaustively thoroughly contrived Maybe it s not too late for me to change my mind and say I hated it grin Historically speaking there was so much left to be desired Granted this novel was written two decades ago and there have been new discoveries about the medieval period since Follett started his research But he got it all wrong anyhow His idea Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of medieval life was sooff that it hurt my head to continue reading sometimes I had to pause periodically and rant to Jim about what I currently foundff putting for example there weren t many literate people at the time at the time this novel was set there was still a distinct divide between England and Wales reading and writing were two separate skill sets and people who knew how to read did not necessarily know how to write and vice versa The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky orality was a prevalent partf storytelling back then and books not so much and yet somehow he conflated much f both manuscript writing was either rally dictated Works Days or copied tediously by the monks his conceptf a scriptorium was incomplete defective and there has been so much written about this that it saddened me he used modern translations f medieval poeticalverse works and couldn t explain even alliterative verse form effectively I even wonder if he knew what it was his understanding f the languages f the period Old English Middle English Latin Norman French Old French Middle French etc and what was spoken by the aristocrats vs the peasants vs the growing middle classes disgusts me he showed a lack f understanding f medieval law medieval rights the social classes gender roles even the tales and legends f the period in both England and France priests were uite low The King's Commissar on the totem pole in termsf the religious hierarchy and were uite disparaged yet somehow that didn t uite come across in this novelI could go Bloodmage on andn but I won t And the historical part f the novel I just found lacking There are enough histories and chronicles contemporaneously written f the time that he did not have to deviate much from history There is so much written about the period between the death Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction of Henry I through the civil wars between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen to the time that Henry II ascended the throne including the martyrdomf Thomas a Beckett that I don t uite understand how he couldn t have mined the chronicles for better material I understand that this is why it s called historical fiction and that there will always be some element Making Instruments Count: Essays on Historical Scientific Instruments Presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner of fiction interspersed with historical fact But the fictional aspects usually have to do with surrounding characters and situations that bolster the history The fiction is not necessarily to the history itself Many times when writing historical fiction the author has to beware the pitfallsf creating a revisionist retelling interspersing his Every Sigh, the End or herwn ideals The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence the Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence or beliefsf what should have been to what was If this novel had been marketed as a revisionary narrative it would have been kay But it wasn t I m just glad that the historical aspect f the novel just served as the background and not the real story Because then I probably would ve stopped readingThe premise was a good Milk, Turkey, and Neurosis: Or, How Mother (Almost) Ruined My Life one and held a lotf promise It could ve been a great historical epic had it been handled by a assured writer By someone who was Quest for Celestia: A Reimagining of the Pilgrim's Progress of a visionary someone who had the patience to do exhaustive researchr who knew how to craft richly developed characters It needed an author who understood the epic genre who knew how to mold the epic who knew how to keep the narrative going seemlessly binding time with narration and the human condition without resorting to stereotypes and grating drama And most importantly it needed someone who understood when the story had been told that while there will always be ther stories to tell that each book has its wn natural end and that these stories may not belong in this bookKen Follett may be a bestselling author f suspense novels and even historical fiction such as Pillars f the Earth and World without End but he is no writer A Christmas Tree for Lydia of epics Compared to writersf historical fiction such as Edward Rutherford James Michener Bernard Cornwell The God Solution: A Reply To The God Delusion or Margaret George Ken Follett has a long way to go 72 MILLION STARSDid I just readne Eterlimus of the most amazing books I have ever read Yes yes I didI cannot say enough about this book the story the writing the characters etc etc etc Everything is perfect If someone had said to me Here is a 1000 page book about the buildingf a cathedral 1000 years ago in England I probably would have fallen asleep before the en This book "Was Popular In A "popular As in phenomenon
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Am I punked Tell the truth no ne else read the book It was all an elaborate mediapop culture scheme to trick me into reading this book Please lie to me about this I m not sure I can go n living if I have to believe that this is what my fellow man is reading these daysMy utter disdain for the book comes from many a sourceA It s 900 pages Mind you I ll read 900 pages even 1500 pages if it s amazing But it has to be a crackerjack The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies of a book This was not B Here s where this book and I really parted ways Tom Builder s beloved wife Agnes dies in childbirthn the side f the road Only hours later Tom s rolling in the leaves with an attractive forest wench in a sex scene so ridiculous I could practically hear the bow chicka wow wow music in the background Poor Agnes body isn t even cold yet and Tom s getting it n with a woman he had a 15 minute conversation with earlier in the bookC It s hard to believe this is medieval England what with all the modern sensibilities and modern vernacular C It could have been whittled down by about 500 pages if the scenes Bunless Oven: Bring Hope to Your Trying-To-Conceive Tears of people eating had beenmittedE The women Stomp the Elephant in the Office oh the women Witchesr whores There's a Light at the Top of the Stairs or victimsf tag team rape Here s the basic rundown The Very Busy Bee (Peek A Boo Pop Ups) of the plot Building a church building a church building a church Oh crap a plot complication We might not be able to build the church Crafty Phillipvercomes the complication Insert licentious sex scene Building a church building a church building a church Oh crap a plot complication We might not be able to build the church Crafty Phillip DuMont Bildband Namibia: Natur, Kultur und Lebensart (DuMont Bildband E-Book) overcomes the complication Now insert gratuitous sex sceneLather Rinse Repeat For 900 pagesCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder The most expensive partf building is the mistakes Look it s difficult to explain exactly why I liked this book Seriously if you take a look at the blurb note the 973 pages and the fact it s a very long story about building a cathedral in Medieval England you might think I ve been smoking something But for me and I m assuming for a large number Mr. Snuff ofther readers it was so damn compellingI m going to get the crap Sordid Seduction outf the way first if you are sensitive to scenes In the Freud Archives of rape DO NOT READ THIS BOOK Medieval England is a shitfestf misogyny violence accusations Jacob and Sylvia of witchcraft and yes rape Onef the scenes is especially disturbing and graphic I actually had to take a break from the book after reading it I should say that it is not portrayed as a positive Is God a Delusion? or even a normal thing Scenesf rape and brutal violence in the book largely serve to make us despise William Hamleigh with a ferocious passion It turns ut that a deep seething hatred can really keep you turning pages waiting for that bastard to get what he rightly deserves Anyway yes the main plot is about the building f the fictional Kingsbridge cathedral But really it is about all the characters that come into contact with Kingsbridge its cathedral and Prior Philip their loves desires ambitions conflicts and heartbreaks I was pulled in from the very dramatic prologue when a young woman arrives at a hanging and curses the three men who guaranteed her beloved s executionThere are love stories in here as well as tales Beyond The MBA Hype of ruthless ambition and betrayal Follett has created some incredible and unforgettable characters Tom Builder Philip Ellen Jack Aliena and Waleran Bigod Andf course that snivelling stain Amenities: Four Stories of Clifton Terrace on humanity that is William HamleighI haven t read anyf Follett s ther work but it is not surprising to hear he was a thriller writer before beginning The Pillars f the Earth He has carried that with him into this story Just when everything seems to be going right some catastrophe happens to throw a spanner in the works Just when it looks like Philip is going to succeed some shit happens But it was an effective way to keep me looking ver my shoulderIt s a strange book because it s a bloody heart pounding page turner wrapped up in a 900 page serious looking cathedral building package Strange and yet I find myself wanting I guess I ll have to read World Without EndBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube I devour books That is my euphemism for being so OCD that I can t put it down and live my life until I finish it For shorter books that s generally not a problem but for the 974 page Pillars f the Earthwell let s just say we ran Our Iceberg is Melting : Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions outf food my children clung to my legs asking for food and the floors did not get vacuumed for a good five days while I whittled away at this bookCLIFF HANGER This book is not a cliff hanger at the end ...I never saw another butterfly... of every chapter kindf book which makes it easier to read it in multiple sittings However Follett does such a masterful job الحبر أسود...أسود! of character dev. Onants intrigues ue conformen la novel·la l'autor recrea diferents aspectes de la vida medievaln l'amor i la mort s'entrellacen amb força en auest magistral tapís Els pilars de la Terra és l'obra mestra de Ken Follett i constitueix una evocació excepcional d'una època de violentes passion.