Last week I threw you a post asking “What book have you read multiple times?” http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5zp
Author Noelle Granger tells us about The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett
There are a number of books I’ve reread, but the one that comes to mind is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. This is a long book (400,000 words) the author found it exhausting to write, but it was worth all his effort and the book of which he is most proud. Published 25 years ago, Pillars of the Earth chronicles the building of a magnificent cathedral in a small market town in medieval England. The spine of the book is the story of how to build a cathedral, but around this are stories of the lives of individuals integral to the construction, each a unique character bringing violence, romance, passion, or treachery to this saga. It’s a fast paced read, and I’ve been enthralled each time I’ve read this book. Ken Follett is a master story teller and all of his books are compelling, but this one most of all. It’s on many lists of the top 100 bests selling books and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. I’d give it six on a scale of fives stars!