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between England and Wales reading and writing were two separate skillEngland and Wales reading and writing two separate skill and people who Knew How To Read Did Not Necessarily how to read did not necessarily how to write and vice versa orality was a prevalent part of storytelling back then and books not so much and yet somehow he conflated much of both manuscript writing was either orally dictated or copied tediously by the monks his concept of a scriptorium was incomplete defective and there has been so much written about this that it saddened me he used modern translations of medieval poeticalverse works and couldn t explain even alliterative verse orm effectively I even wonder if he knew what it was his understanding of the languages of the period Old English Middle English Latin Norman French Old French Middle French etc and what was spoken by the aristocrats vs the peasants vs the growing middle classes disgusts me he showed a lack of understanding of medieval law medieval rights the social classes gender roles even the tales and legends of the period in both England and France priests were uite low on the totem pole in terms of the religious hierarchy and were uite disparaged yet somehow that didn t uite come across in this novelI could go on and on but I won t And the historical part of the novel I just ound lacking There are enough histories and chronicles contemporaneously written of the time that he did not have to deviate much Grammatik Des Biblisch-Aramaischen: Mit Den Nach Handschriften Berichtigten Texten Und Einem Worterbuch from history There is so much written about the period between the death of Henry I through the civil wars between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen to the time that Henry II ascended the throne including the martyrdom of Thomas a Beckett that I don t uite understand how he couldn t have mined the chroniclesor better material I understand that this is why it s called historical A Neve Estava Suja fiction and that there will always be some element ofiction interspersed with historical The Art of Gothic: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting fact But theictional aspects usually have to do with surrounding characters and situations that bolster the history The Im Zeichen der Triskele: Ein Bretagne-Krimi fiction is not necessarily to the history itself Many times when writing historicaliction the author has to beware the pitfalls of creating a revisionist retelling interspersing his or her own ideals or beliefs of what should have been to what was If this novel had been marketed as a revisionary narrative it would have been okay But it wasn t I m just glad that the historical aspect of the novel just served as the background and not the real story Because then I probably would ve stopped readingThe premise was a good one and held a lot of promise It could ve been a great historical epic had it been handled by a assured writer By someone who was of a visionary someone who had the patience to do exhaustive research or who knew how to craft richly developed characters It needed an author who understood the epic genre who knew how to mold the epic who knew how to keep the narrative going seemlessly binding time with narration and the human condition without resorting to stereotypes and grating drama And most importantly it needed someone who understood when the story had been told that while there will always be other stories to tell that each book has its own natural end and that these stories may not belong in this bookKen Follett may be a bestselling author of suspense novels and even historical iction such as Pillars of the Earth and World without End but he is no writer of epics Compared to writers of historical iction such as Edward Rutherford James Michener Bernard Cornwell or Margaret George Ken Follett has a long way to go This is seriously one of the worst books I ve ever read The only reason I De obotliga optimisternas klubb finished the book is because I cannot put a book down once I startThe writing is terrible The plotting may be dramatic but I had almost zero interest in any of the characters they seem to exist merelyor events to happen to them like actors in a disaster movie Beyond that there seemed to be three characters in the This was incredible After reading this or weeks I ll need a bit to sort out my thoughts on this one Review to come Also how great is the eeling when you re the Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion first person to check out a brand new replacement copy via the library. Onants intrigues ue conformen la novel·la l'autor recrea diferents aspectes de la vida medieval on l'amor i la mort s'entrellacen amborça en auest magistral tapís Els pilars de la Terra és l'obra mestra de Ken Follett i constitueix una evocació excepcional d'una època de violentes passion. Urch Crafty Phillip overcomes the
complication Insert licentious sex scene Building a church building a church building a church OhInsert licentious sex scene Building a church building a church building a church Oh a plot complication We might not be able to build the church Crafty Phillip overcomes the complication Now insert gratuitous sex sceneLather Rinse Repeat For 900 pagesCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder I did not hate this book hate would be too strong a word and I can t hate it because I applaud word and I can t hate it because I applaud Code Name: Silence fact that Ken Follett attempted to write an epic novel But I did not like it I didn t like itrom the start his writing style hit me like a brick but Jim thoroughly enjoyed the book that I kept trying to convince myself that I ought to give it a chance hoping it would get better When I was about 500 pages in he saw how miserable I was and asked why I didn t just stop reading it but at that point I was invested in it I had spent all that time getting that Und Schuf Mir Einen Götzen: Lehrjahre Eines Kommunisten far that I needed toinish it and I couldn t wait to come to the end I kept counting down Only 450 pages left only 300 to go last 200 pagesyay I have 50 pages left Those ifty pages were the toughest to get through By the time I was at the end I thought it was a wasted effort both on his part and mine It s so much easier to explicate on what I did not like because there were so many things I loathed the writing style he vacillated between pages and pages of highly complex architectural discourses to third grade level simple sentences grouped into short paragraphs Sometimes it was bearable Other times I wanted to pull my hair out There were times when I elt the only time he came alive as an author was when he was discussing architecture but these parts were so didactic in nature that it couldn t hold my interest Margery Meets the Roses for long periods of time I did not like the author s narrative style He had to tie everything together causality was so prevalent throughout the text that I wondered how he didn t work in how the killing of aly affected events 60 years later Every single storyline was wrapped up too neatly or
My Liking In Some Casesliking in some cases was tied to someone else it was like playing Six Degrees every single character had to have a denouement every little plot twist had to be explained closure had to be achieved no matter how preposterous the circumstances over time and space The characterization was poor In act it was appalling how two dimensional these characters were Good people were good Bad people were loathsome As time went on the good were always suffering one thing or another they were put upon they were harrassed they were constantly challenged and put to the test like Job something Follett actually used as a sermon The badfolk became oppressive over time they were not only detestable but they had absolutely no redeeming ualities And to go with a typical medieval stereotype the good were always excessively beautiful honorable intelligent geniuses or savants even and if they weren t rich they would be at the end I half expected Havelok the Dane and his refrigerator mouth to pop up somewhere proving once and The Wapshot Scandal for all that in the medieval period to be good was to have the purest light shining out of your mouth each time you opened it Nevertheless the bad became uglier became despotic scheming throughout life to get the better of their enemies the goodfolk But in the end good always triumphed over evil those who could repented and wereorgiven Those who couldn t were killed off somehow because apparently death is the only way an evil person gets his or her dues And then everyone had a happy ending I hate happy endings when they re so obviously contrived And this work was so elaborately exhaustively thoroughly contrived Maybe it s not too late The NIGHT. Erotischer Roman for me to change my mind and say I hated it grin Historically speaking there was so much left to be desired Granted this novel was written two decades ago and there have been new discoveries about the medieval period since Follett started his research But he got it all wrong anyhow His idea of medieval life was sooff that it hurt my head to continue reading sometimes I had to pause periodically and rant to Jim about what I currentlyound off putting or example there weren t many literate people at the time at the tim. D'una catedral gòtica la novel·la de Follett és una recreació acolorida d'una època convulsa i violenta de la història d'Anglaterra on la gent senzilla lluita per sobreviure en un país assolat per una guerra civil inacabable tot ignorant les mauinacions dels poderosos A banda de les apassi. I devour books That is my euphemism or being so OCD that I can t put it down and live my life until I Dark Alchemy (Dark Alchemy, finish it For shorter books that s generally not a problem butor the 974 page Pillars of the Earthwell let s just say we ran out of ood my children clung to my legs asking or Die fremde Stadt: Breslau nach 1945 food and theloors did not get vacuumed or a good ive days while I whittled away at this bookCLIFF HANGER This book is not a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter kind of book which makes it easier to read it in multiple sittings However Follett does such a masterful job of character development that I The Dreamer Wakes (The Story of the Stone found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next whether the end of the chapter contained a cliffhanger ending or notCHARACTER DEV T Each character is so beautifully defined andleshed out that they become almost real I Rivers Last Longer felt that I knew them personally that I could accurately predict how they would react in different situations None of them were 100% good or bad just like in real life Some priests were holy others evil some were rich people with big hearts others with small minds and evil intentions some poorarmers were judgmental wnarrow minded attitudes others opened their doors to strangersPLOTPACE Foreshadowing was a very powerful convention that Follett skillfully weaved in and
out of every chapter It gave subtle hints but never so overt as to suggest that theof every chapter It gave subtle hints but never so overt as to suggest that the may be an imbecile Backstories meander and come to closure at such a nice pace that it always eels like something is happening and things are being resolved The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook: Great-Tasting Recipes that Keep You Lean! for better oror worseTHEMES My Witchcraft for Tomorrow favorite theme was that natural conseuencesollowed the actions of the characters I m still "a bit out of sorts after reading the deus ex machina riddled Breaking "bit out of sorts after reading the deus ex machina riddled Breaking where all the natural conseuences of three books
worth of actions were completely erased ugh There was a natural ebb and low of triumphof actions were completely erased ugh There was a natural ebb and low of triumph misfortunes in Pillars of the Earth Good things happened to bad people and bad things happened to good people just like in real life Follett does not try to save his characters The Wedding Redux from themselves orrom each other and I enjoyed that very muchSTRONG WOMEN I absolutely adored the strong women in this book What a joy to read about Aliena carving out her own Rolling Thunder future after her world had been turned upside down Life knocked her down plenty but each time she got up made a plan and triumphed eventually Ellen and Agnes in her own way were also strong women OVERALL IMPRESSION As strange as it sounds with all of the despair and misery that took place the overarching take homeor me was HOPE In the Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? face of overwhelming adversity these characters triumphed The road was hard and the journey was long but they CHOSE hope They CHOSEaith And in the end that was all that matteredPillars of the Earth will be on my avorite books list or a very long time 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 mediapop 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 what my Bootie and the Beast fellow man is reading these daysMy utter disdainor the book comes rom many a sourceA It s 900 pages Mind you I ll read 900 pages even 1500 pages if it s amazing But it has to be a crackerjack of a book This was not B Here s where this book and I really parted ways Tom Builder s beloved wife Agnes dies in childbirth on the side of the road Only hours later Tom s rolling in the leaves with an attractive orest wench in a sex scene so ridiculous I could practically hear the bow chicka wow wow music in the background Poor Agnes body isn t even cold yet and Tom s getting it on with a woman he had a 15 minute conversation with earlier in the bookC It s hard to believe this is medieval England what with all the modern sensibilities and modern vernacular C It could have been whittled down by about 500 pages if the scenes of people eating had been omittedE The women oh the women Witches or whores or victims of tag team rape Here s the basic rundown of the plot Building a church building a church building a church Oh crap a plot complication We might not be able to build the ch. Mestre indiscutible del thriller Ken Follett s'endinsa en auesta novel·la en el món complex i ascinant de l'edat mitjana Bisbes intrigants constructors de catedrals ambiciosos nobles rurals i pagesos desposseïts poblen l'univers d'Els pilars de la Terra Centrada en l'accidentada construcció.