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  1. says: PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD

    READ Pillars of the Earth PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett 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 of the Earthwell let's just say we ran out of 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 hange

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    Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) “The most expensive part of 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 of other readers it was so damn compellingI'm going to get the crap out of the w

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    Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) This book was popular? As in a mini phenomenon? Seriously? Am I being punked? Tell the truth no one 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

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) 72 MILLION STARSDid I just read one 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 building of a cathedral 1000 years ago in England” I probably would have fallen asleep before the end of their sentence But do not judge a book by

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    REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ Pillars of the Earth 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

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    Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) ”He was mesmerized by the challenge of making soft round shapes out of hard rock The stone had a will of its own and if he tried to make it do something it did not want to do it would fight him and his chisel would slip or dig in to

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) This is seriously one of the worst books I've ever read The only reason I finished the book is because I cannot put a book down once I startThe writing is terrible The plotting may be dramatic but I had almost zero interest in any of the characters; they seem to exist merely for events to happen to them like actors in a disaster movie Beyo

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD This book was so completely fantastic that I almost forgot the 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 proportion of their lives resulting in a large amount o

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) This was incredible After reading this for weeks I'll need a bit to sort out my thoughts on this one Review to come Also how great is the feeling when you're the first person to check out a brand new replacement copy via the library?

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    READ Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD PDF or EBOOK (Pillars of the Earth) I know I'm going to be in the minority here but this is truly one of the worst books I have ever read I came so close to throwing the book across the room on several occasions 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 wi

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READ Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ed the crude flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail The vast forests the walled towns the castles and the monasteries become a familiar landscape Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters into their dreams their labors and their loves Tom the master builder; Aliena the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack the art. 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 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 left only 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 on his part and mine It s so much easier to explicate on what I did not like because there were so many things I loathed the writing style he vacillated between pages and pages of 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 out There were times when I felt the 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 periods of 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 of 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 over 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 on the good were always suffering one thing 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 became oppressive over time they were not only 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 or 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 proving once and for all that in the medieval period to be good was to have the purest light shining out of your mouth each time you opened it Nevertheless the bad became uglier became despotic scheming throughout life to get the better of their enemies the goodfolk But in the end good always triumphed over evil those who could repented and were forgiven Those who couldn t were killed off somehow because apparently death is the only way an evil person gets his or her dues And then everyone had a happy ending I hate happy endings when they re so obviously 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 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 found off 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 orality was a prevalent part of storytelling back then and books not so much and yet somehow he conflated much of both manuscript writing was either orally dictated or copied tediously by the monks his concept of a scriptorium was incomplete defective and there has been so much written about this that it saddened me he used modern translations of medieval poeticalverse works and couldn t explain even alliterative verse form effectively I even wonder if he knew what it was his understanding of the languages of 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 of understanding of medieval law medieval rights the social classes gender roles even the tales and legends of the period in both England and France priests were uite low on the totem pole in terms of the religious hierarchy and were uite disparaged yet somehow that didn t uite come across in this novelI could go on and on but I won t And the historical part of the novel I just found lacking There are enough histories and chronicles contemporaneously written of the time that he did not have to deviate much from history There is so much written about the period between the death 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 martyrdom of 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 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 pitfalls of creating a revisionist retelling interspersing his or her own ideals or beliefs of what should have been to what was If this novel had been marketed as a revisionary narrative it would have been okay But it wasn t I m just glad that the historical aspect of the novel just served as the background and not the real story Because then I probably would ve stopped readingThe premise was a good one and held a lot of promise It could ve been a great historical epic had it been handled by a assured writer By someone who was of a visionary someone who had the patience to do exhaustive research or 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 other stories to tell that each book has its own natural end and that these stories may not belong in this bookKen Follett may be a bestselling author of suspense novels and even historical fiction such as Pillars of the Earth and World without End but he is no writer of epics Compared to writers of historical fiction such as Edward Rutherford James Michener Bernard Cornwell or Margaret George Ken Follett has a long way to go Primal Hunger Guardians #3 kept trying to convince myself that I 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 The Earl on the Train kept counting down Only 450 pages left only 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 on his part and mine It s so much easier to explicate on what I did not like because there were so many things I loathed the writing style he vacillated between pages and pages of 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 out There were times when I felt the 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 periods of 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 An Unuestionable Lady killing of 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 over 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 on the good were always suffering one thing 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 became oppressive over time they were not only 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 or 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 proving once and for all that in the medieval period to be good was to have the purest light shining out of your mouth each time you opened it Nevertheless the bad became uglier became despotic scheming throughout life to get the better of their enemies the goodfolk But in the end good always triumphed over evil those who could repented and were forgiven Those who couldn t were The Spaces Between Us killed off somehow because apparently death is the only way an evil person gets his or her dues And then everyone had a happy ending I hate happy endings when they re so obviously 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 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 found off 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 ゆらぎ荘の幽奈さん 1 knew how to read did not necessarily Liam’s Unexpected Alpha Lupinville #1 know how to write and vice versa orality was a prevalent part of storytelling back then and books not so much and yet somehow he conflated much of both manuscript writing was either orally dictated or copied tediously by the monks his concept of a scriptorium was incomplete defective and there has been so much written about this that it saddened me he used modern translations of medieval poeticalverse works and couldn t explain even alliterative verse form effectively I even wonder if he Demigods Academy Year One knew what it was his understanding of the languages of 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 of understanding of medieval law medieval rights the social classes gender roles even the tales and legends of the period in both England and France priests were uite low on the totem pole in terms of the religious hierarchy and were uite disparaged yet somehow that didn t uite come across in this novelI could go on and on but I won t And the historical part of the novel I just found lacking There are enough histories and chronicles contemporaneously written of the time that he did not have to deviate much from history There is so much written about the period between the death 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 martyrdom of 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 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 pitfalls of creating a revisionist retelling interspersing his or her own ideals or beliefs of what should have been to what was If this novel had been marketed as a revisionary narrative it would have been okay But it wasn t I m just glad that the historical aspect of the novel just served as the background and not the real story Because then I probably would ve stopped readingThe premise was a good one and held a lot of promise It could ve been a great historical epic had it been handled by a assured writer By someone who was of a visionary someone who had the patience to do exhaustive research or who Demigods Academy Year Two knew how to craft richly developed characters It needed an author who understood the epic genre who Iron Insects Invade Indiana American Chillers knew how to When Only Love Remains 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 other stories to tell that each book has its own natural end and that these stories may not belong in this bookKen Follett may be a bestselling author of suspense novels and even historical fiction such as Pillars of the Earth and World without End but he is no writer of epics Compared to writers of historical fiction such as Edward Rutherford James Michener Bernard Cornwell or Margaret George Ken Follett has a long way to go

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READ Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ist in stone; and Ellen the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse From humble stonemason to imperious monarch each character is brought vividly to lifeThe building of the cathedral with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons is the center of the drama Around the site of the construction Follett weaves a story of betrayal revenge and love which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king For the Movie tie in edition with the same ISBN go to this Alternate Cover Edition. This is seriously one of the worst books I ve ever read The only reason I finished the book is because I cannot put a book down once I startThe writing is terrible The plotting may be dramatic but I had almost zero interest in any 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 to overcome girlWhat got me most was Ken Follett seemed so proud of his historical research that he mentions every 40 pages took out hisher eating knife Really they didn t have forks how is constantly reminding the audience of this fact important to the story There were other 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 rest of 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 off 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 on something sweet and rum filled Violent sex too if that sort of thing titillates youThank you Wait Wait for warning me of Oprah s evil plan if I can save one person from reading this book my work will done The Ants Go Marching One by One king For the Movie tie in edition with the same ISBN go to this Alternate Cover Edition. This is seriously one of the worst books I ve ever read The only reason I finished the book is because I cannot put a book down once I startThe writing is terrible The plotting may be dramatic but I had almost zero interest in any 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 to overcome girlWhat got me most was Ken Follett seemed so proud of his historical research that he mentions every 40 pages took out hisher eating Dear Jane keeping the amazing building from completion felt like a fountainhead rip off 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 on something sweet and rum filled Violent sex too if that sort of thing titillates youThank you Wait Wait for warning me of Oprah s evil plan if I can save one person from reading this book my work will done

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READ Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett Ø 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW È FINDARTICLES.CO Ø Ken Follett Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split second suspense but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever knownEverything readers expect from Follett is here intrigue fast paced action and passionate romance But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time the twelfth century; the place feudal England; and the subject the building of a glorious cathedral Follett has re creat. 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 of the Earthwell let s just say we ran out of 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 of every chapter kind of book which makes it easier to read it in multiple sittings However Follett does such a masterful job of character development that I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next whether the end of the chapter contained a cliffhanger ending or notCHARACTER DEV T Each character is so beautifully defined and fleshed out that they become almost real I felt that I knew them personally that I could accurately predict how they would react in different situations None of them were 100% good or bad just like in real life Some priests were holy others evil some were rich people with big hearts others with small minds and evil intentions some poor farmers were judgmental wnarrow minded attitudes others opened their doors to strangersPLOTPACE Foreshadowing was a very powerful convention that Follett skillfully weaved in and out of every chapter It gave subtle hints but never so overt as to suggest that the reader may be an imbecile Backstories meander and come to closure at such a nice pace that it always feels like something is happening and things are being resolved for better or for worseTHEMES My favorite theme was that natural conseuences followed the actions of the characters I m still a bit out of sorts after reading the deus ex machina riddled Breaking Dawn where all the natural conseuences of three books worth of actions were completely erased ugh There was a natural ebb and flow of triumph and misfortunes in Pillars of the Earth Good things happened to bad people and bad things happened to good people just like in real life Follett does not try to save his characters from themselves or from each other and I enjoyed that very muchSTRONG WOMEN I absolutely adored the strong women in this book What a joy to read about Aliena carving out her own future after her world had been turned upside down Life knocked her down plenty but each time she got up made a plan and triumphed eventually Ellen and Agnes in her own way were also strong women OVERALL IMPRESSION As strange as it sounds with all of the despair and misery that took place the overarching take home for me was HOPE In the face of overwhelming adversity these characters triumphed The road was hard and the journey was long but they CHOSE hope They CHOSE faith And in the end that was all that matteredPillars of the Earth will be on my favorite books list for a very long time Third Lies the Charm The Liar Society #3 known worldwide as the master of split second suspense but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever Keepsake Stories Keepsake Stories Rapunzel knownEverything readers expect from Follett is here intrigue fast paced action and passionate romance But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time the twelfth century; the place feudal England; and the subject the building of a glorious cathedral Follett has re creat. 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 of the Earthwell let s just say we ran out of 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 of every chapter Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide to Insect Identification kind of book which makes it easier to read it in multiple sittings However Follett does such a masterful job of character development that I found myself wanting to Teach Me Gems Gents #1 knew them personally that I could accurately predict how they would react in different situations None of them were 100% good or bad just like in real life Some priests were holy others evil some were rich people with big hearts others with small minds and evil intentions some poor farmers were judgmental wnarrow minded attitudes others opened their doors to strangersPLOTPACE Foreshadowing was a very powerful convention that Follett skillfully weaved in and out of every chapter It gave subtle hints but never so overt as to suggest that the reader may be an imbecile Backstories meander and come to closure at such a nice pace that it always feels like something is happening and things are being resolved for better or for worseTHEMES My favorite theme was that natural conseuences followed the actions of the characters I m still a bit out of sorts after reading the deus ex machina riddled Breaking Dawn where all the natural conseuences of three books worth of actions were completely erased ugh There was a natural ebb and flow of triumph and misfortunes in Pillars of the Earth Good things happened to bad people and bad things happened to good people just like in real life Follett does not try to save his characters from themselves or from each other and I enjoyed that very muchSTRONG WOMEN I absolutely adored the strong women in this book What a joy to read about Aliena carving out her own future after her world had been turned upside down Life Blameless in Abaddon knocked her down plenty but each time she got up made a plan and triumphed eventually Ellen and Agnes in her own way were also strong women OVERALL IMPRESSION As strange as it sounds with all of the despair and misery that took place the overarching take home for me was HOPE In the face of overwhelming adversity these characters triumphed The road was hard and the journey was long but they CHOSE hope They CHOSE faith And in the end that was all that matteredPillars of the Earth will be on my favorite books list for a very long time

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  • Pillars of the Earth
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  • 14 February 2020
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