2007: #112 – The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

Book #112 was The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. The back of the book reads:

A spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known…of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect-a man divided in his soul…of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame…and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

Phew! Epic doesn’t even begin to describe this one. I would consider this to be Follett’s masterpiece. It’s a little slow in parts, but soon you find yourself so sucked into it that you can’t stop. William is an outstanding villain — just when you think he can’t do worse, he does. And Phillip is very compelling as a monk who does not always make the right decisions. His own struggles with right and wrong are a perfect mirror of the struggles between church and state. I’m curious to see if the sequel, World Without End, lives up to Pillars.

Page count: 983 | Word count: 401,905

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2 thoughts on “2007: #112 – The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

  • October 23, 2007 at 1:23 am

    “Chasing the Dead” by Joe Schreiber was pretty good! There was only one part that miffed me and that was when the lead, a female, was listening her body go snap, crackle, pop, she still managed enough strength to do all sorts of stuff that had me going “BULL!”

    Other than that, it was great! 🙂 (lol)

  • October 26, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Looking at your WordPress blog, yes, it’s way prettier. It’s just hard for me to figure out how to do the sidebars. 🙂 I think there is a book out on how to do WordPress…lol! If there is a book, then it’s not just me that’s slow…lol!


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