The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1)

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1)

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known. Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tell...

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Title:The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1)
Author:Ken Follett
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Pillars of the Earth
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:973 pages pages

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1) Reviews

  • amelia
    Nov 18, 2007
    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 fo...
  • Francine
    Dec 27, 2007
    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 bo...
  • DeLaina
    Aug 28, 2008
    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...
  • Dan Schwent
    Dec 31, 2012
    Confession time: This is not a book I would have picked out for myself. First of all, look at the size of this kitten squisher! Second of all, Amanda's hate-filled review of it is one of my favorite reviews on Goodreads. However, it's one of my girlfriend's favorite books and when she ...
  • Amanda
    Aug 30, 2009
    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 believ...
  • Jax
    Jul 11, 2008
    A massive tome with a spine thicker than Arnold Schwartzenegger?s forearm, Pillars looks intimidating enough to make even the most avid readers wary; its 973 pages are densely packed with unforgiving walls of 8-point text with nary a line break in sight. Before I was more than a hun...
  • Misfit
    Aug 20, 2008
    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 ch...
  • Emily May
    Mar 30, 2016
    ?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 thi...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    Nov 17, 2011
    A tapestry of medieval cathedrals centered around an epic drama and some would term it melodrama but that's open to debate. Ken Follet actually wanted to write this book years before it was published. But his agent told him to build up his base of fans by writing several more t...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 17, 2014
    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 l...