Editing anyone? Oct 13, 2010
I love Follett. I've been a fan for several years and like to try new books of his when they are released. This one was hard to get into. I listened to it as an audio book and fell asleep more times than I should have.
I was also quite surprised that Follett's editor/editors did not catch some very startling anachronisms. This is supposed to be 1957 or '58 and he has one character driving a Ford Fiesta...Hello?
This is such a simple thing to get right. I am a fiction writer and if my editor missed something like that I would be totally embarrassed.
In the end I thought it was an okay story, but it wasn't his best by a big stretch.