The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)



The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) 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 Known.Everything 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 Created 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 Artist 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 Life.The 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

Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the coll Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the college in 1995.He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper, the South Wales Echo, and then with the London Evening News Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming the deputy managing director.Ken s last project, the Century Trilogy, has sold 19.5 million copies worldwide The three books tell the story of the twentieth century through five generations on three continents Ken s first major success came with the publication of Eye of the Needle in 1978 A World War II thriller set in England, this book earned him the 1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America It remains one of his most popular books.In 1989, Ken s epic novel about the building of a medieval cathedral, The Pillars of the Earth, was published It reached number one on bestseller lists everywhere and was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in 2010 The next book in the Kingsbridge series, World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in 2007 The Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was the president of Dyslexia Action for ten years He was the chair of the National Year of Reading, a joint initiative between government and businesses He is also active in many Stevenage charities and is the president of the Stevenage Community Trust Ken also set up The Follett Trust, which awards single donations to the arts and in cases of social deprivation and education.Ken, who loves music almost as much as he loves books, is an enthusiastic bass guitar player in two bands He lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara, the former Labour member of Parliament for Stevenage Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors

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  • Paperback
  • 973 pages
  • The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
  • Ken Follett
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 0451207149

10 thoughts on “The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)

  1. DeLaina says:

    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 book.CLIFF HANGER This book is not a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter kind of book, which makes it easier t 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 book.CLIFF 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 not.C...

  2. Amanda says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 media pop culture scheme to trick me into reading this book Please lie to me about this I m not sure I can go on living if I have to believe that this is what my fellow man is reading these days.My utter d...

  3. Emily May says:

    The most expensive part of building is the mistakesLook, 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 compelling.I m going to get the crap out of the way first if you are sensitive to scenes of rape, DO NOThe most expensive part of building is the mistakesLook, 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 ...

  4. Francine says:

    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 t 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 in...

  5. Matthew says:

    7.2 MILLION STARS Did I just read one of the most amazing books I have ever read Yes, yes I did I 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 its description it is a 1000 page book about the bu...

  6. amelia says:

    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 start.The 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 girl.What got me most was Ken Foll 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 start.The 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 girl.What got me most was Ken Follett seemed so proud of his historical research that he mentions every 40 pages, _____ took out his her eating knife Really, they didn t have forks, how is constantly reminding the audience of this fa...

  7. Bookdragon Sean says:

    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 of intimacy and investment with them Indeed, this novel spans a massive period of forty ...

  8. James says:

    I read this out of order as once I read World Without End, I was so captivated that I had to go back to read this one It was good, but I much preferred World Without End Follett creates such a remarkable world full of characters you love and you hate And to think it takes place over 500 years ago so many historical adventures, realities I love the relationship people had with the church not so much from a religious perspective, but in how it defined every action and thought in the I read this out of order as once I read World Without End, I was so captivated that I had to go back to read this one It was good, but I much preferred World Without End Follett creates such a remarkable world full of characters you love and you hate And to think it takes place over 500 years ago so many historical adventures, realities I love the relationship people had with the church not so much from a religious perspective, but in how it defined every action and thought in their day It was a powerful time period And when...

  9. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    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 too deeply, spoiling the shapes But once he had got to know the lump of rock in front of him he could transform it There are so many ...

  10. Misfit says:

    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 with unnecessary profanity that in no way enhanced the storyline and obscene gratuitou 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 i...

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