Un mystery, una storia d'amore, una grande rievocazione storica: nella sua opera più ambiziosa e acclamata, Ken Follett tocca una dimensione epica, trasportandoci nell'Inghilterra medievale al tempo della costruzione di una cattedrale gotica. Intreccio, azione e passioni si sviluppano così sullo sfondo di un'era ricca di intrighi e cospirazioni, pericoli e minacce, guerre civili, carestie, conflitti religiosi e lotte per la successione al trono. Con la stessa suspense che caratterizza tutti i suoi thriller, Follett ricrea un'epoca scomparsa e affascinante. Foreste, castelli e monasteri sono l'avvolgente paesaggio, mosso dai ritmi della vita quotidiana e dalla pressione di eventi storici e naturali entro il quale per circa quarant'anni si confrontano e si scontrano le segrete aspirazioni e i sentimenti dei protagonisti - monaci, mercanti, artigiani, nobili, fanciulle misteriose -, vittime o pedine di avvenimenti che ne segnano i destini e rimettono continuamente in discussione la costruzione della cattedrale.
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“The most expensive part of building is the mistakes.” Look, 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 smoki Leggi tutto
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 Earth...well, let's just say we ran out of food, my children clung to my legs asking for food, and Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 1 Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
”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 Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 t Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
This was incredible . After reading this for weeks, I'll need a bit to sort out my thoughts on this one. Review to come. Also, how great is the feeling when you're the first person to check out a brand new replacement copy via the library?
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