.The Pillars of the Earth is a departure from author Ken Follett's typical suspense thriller. However, like his spy novels and fast-paced adventure tales, The Pillars of the Earth is meticulously researched and offers an insider's glimpse at the richly detailed world that his characters inhabit. The world he presents in this saga-length novel is England during the twelfth century. Don't be put off by the book's length of it's subject matter. It is fascinating, and the pages fly by.
"World Without End" was an entertaining book, with strong characters and an interesting plot that came full circle. At times,I felt I could picture the town, the bridge,the hospital, the atmosphere.This book made me dig deep into thought about the plaque and all the deaths and fall-out that must've caused for so many families and businesses. It made the 14th century come alive as no other book has before. I'm often sad to see his books end, and this one was no different. BeckyWalkerPhillips