Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Report: The Pillars Of The Earth

Maybe you know author Ken Follett as an action/thriller novelist. Well, this is his first foray into the genre of historical fiction and I think it's a masterpiece. Don't let the size of this book scare you away. It's imminently accessible and readable.

Building a grand cathedral in 12th century England is the central theme of the book, but the power struggles, romantic entanglements, murder, political intrigue, conspiracies, etc. keep the plot contemporary and believable.

If you like history and/or fancy yourself an anglophile I highly recommend this book.

BTW, I just read there's a sequel!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The sequel is also very good - you'll like it.