The Pillars of the Earth
Harper Collins, 18 בדצמ׳ 2007 - 973 עמודים
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 makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century; the place—feudal England; and the subject—the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters—into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.
The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king.
At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
I very much enjoyed reading this novel that everyone had told me to read. It tells the story of the building of a cathedral, but it is more about a handful of characters who I came to both love and ... קרא סקירה מלאה
LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - KamGeb - LibraryThing
Very long, but very well written book. It's a saga about the people involved in the building of a cathedral. I loved it at first, but by the end it became a bit predictable (not in a terrible way but might have been better if the book was a bit shorter). Definitely would recommend it. קרא סקירה מלאה