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A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

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  1. 5 Platypires I once read an interview by one of my favorite indie authors, Matt Schiariti, and he listed this book as his all time favorite. I bought this book later on this year, but put off reading it because IT IS OVER 1000 PAGES - OH MAI GAWD!But, wanting to look cool I decided to give it a try. Honestly, it didn't sound like anything I'd be interested in... so I didn't have any expectations.And then I started it, and whoa man. I got sucked in.There's so much...

  2. Chaos and Evil do not stop the building of the Kingsbridge Cathedral! 725 pp.The Welsh author, Ken Follett, has written a tome about the building of a cathedral in the imaginary village of Kingsbridge, England, in the 1100s. He stipulates that he is not a believer and that his ambivalence about writing this historical novel lasted for years. However, at some point in his life, he became enamoured of and obsessed with cathedrals, and visited many of them prior to putting words to paper. The novel occurs within the context of ecclesiastical versus...

  3. finished! The tough thing about reading these series is waiting so long between each book. And now, finishing the last in the series. I know I'll go through this trilogy again, especially as I have to wait until 2017 for the third installment in The Pillars of the Earth.While reading this series, I liked the first two better than the last. The only explanation for that, that I can think of, is my having lived through much of the time period covered by "Edge of Eternity," so I was already...

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