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The Pillars Of The Earth


"The Pillars of the Earth" tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known ...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul ...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame ...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical masterpiece. 'Enormous and brilliant ...this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' - "Cosmopolitan". 'A historical saga of such breadth and density ...Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' - "Sunday Express". Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.405

Pillars of the Earth

by Janis on Mar 1, 2013

Great story, highly recommend the book and also the mini series, which is excellent. More

Joel S

Ho-Hum Follett

by Joel S on Dec 6, 2012

I bought this book because of an attractive review by someone I won't pay much attention to in future. 'Pillars' does have its charms, but it ain't literature, in my opinion. It makes me think of Louis L'Amour, although it's a bit more pretentious and doesn't grip the reader quite so tightly. The book ... More


Long adventure into the past

by jigr16ch on Feb 25, 2012

Loved the book and the characters, but its a long tale! More


A real find!

by J C on Feb 16, 2012

I borrowed this book from my granddaughter and read it inside of a week. It really was one of those books I found hard to put down, leading to lots of late nights. Follet manages to keep the story going at a pace - I always wanted to find out what was going to happen next. The fact that I learned ... More
by on May 12, 2011

Excellent book from both a literary and historical viewpoint. More

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What sections will they cover in the movie and should I go see it?

I am not sure I want to see the movie because I really enjoyed the book. Actually there were parts of it that were too brutal for me so I skipped those sections. Sometimes the movies are good because they take a section and the essence of a book and create a stand alone piece of art. I hope that is ... More

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