KimN ~ The Pillars of the Earth

23 01 2010

The Pillars of the Earth ~ Ken Follett

I’m not really sure what prompted me to start reading another 900+ page book… but I’m already 300 pages in to The Pillars of the Earth and am thoroughly enjoying it so far.

Jan. 9 ~ 500 pages in and I am loving this book.  Thanks to Jamie’s friend Casey for recommending it to me!  Its always a good thing when you still really, really want to pick up a book when you still have 500 pages to go!

Jan. 23 ~ 70-ish pages to go!  I’m hoping to finish this book tonight… and I still love it!

Jan. 25 ~ My hopes were not in vain – I finished this book on Saturday night.  I REALLY liked this book, like probably one of my top 10 reads this last year (we really need to do a yearly recap, now that this blog is 1 year old… so stay tuned for that).

Follett wove a story full of rich characters that really drew you in – they made you want to fight for them when they were in a bind, cry with them when they experienced sorrow, and smile with them when they experienced pure bliss.

There were so many facets to this novel – so many different layers that kept it interesting all the way through its 983 pages.  Set in the 12th century, the novel explores the Middle Ages in all its glory and disgrace.  Something about this historical time period just captures my attention.  I remember being fascinated when learning about it in elementary and high school, and I’m excited to continue to learn more as I use reading as a medium to absorb more and more information!

I’m not sure what else to say, you should read this book… I hope you will love it too!

Follett has written 19 novels and I can’t wait to pick up the next one!