Why this book?
The Pillars of the Earth is one of the finest examples of a period piece saga that I have ever read. It is captivating, intriguing, and will appeal to anyone who loves historical fiction at its finest. The characters are believable. You feel like you are dealing with their issues alongside them. I learned a lot about the early church-driven communities of feudal England and how the church interplayed with the politics of the day as seen through the eyes of Philip, as he fights against church and state to bring the dream of the largest Gothic church to fruition. Highly recommend this book.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Oprah's Book Club Selection
The "extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece" (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett's already phenomenal career-and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended.
"Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner," extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett's unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.