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World Without End - Ken Follett

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I had been eagerly awaiting this book, ever since it was announced, about two years ago. Pillars of the Earth was one of my favourite novels, and introduced me to the historical fiction genre.

 

Though it is marketed as the sequel to Pillars of the Earth, World Without End could easily be read without having read the former. It is set two centuries after Pillars of the Earth, and any references to that book are made in passing.

 

The book is set in the town of Kingsbridge, and spans approximately thirty years of the 14th Century. It opens with four young children

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I read an interview with Follett in one of my writing magazines this month and it was really interesting, certainly going to make me pick up one of his books to try. Maybe one of his other ones, not this one lol!

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Hi folks,new to this site.Looks great btw ;) I've just finished reading 'World Without End' by Ken Follett.I've been a fan of his ever since I read the Pillars of the Earth back in 1990.Lost touch with the reading bug though over the last couple of years and didn't even know this sequel was out!! But wow,this book really is immense,as good as Pillars for me and a real masterpiece.Any other Follett fans out there?I'm also a fan of the classics....the Bronte sisters and Thomas Hardy in particular.

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I started "Pillars" and thought it was very good. The type is real small for me, so I had to put it down. I do plan to read it though, I bought "World Without End", so I will be sure to read both.

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I've merged your post with an existing thread about the book.

 

You may wish to post in the forum, so we can find out a bit more about you.

Thank you and sorry I didn't post in the introduction section.

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Anyone read Column of Fire (3rd Kingsbridge novel) yet? 

 

Just got it in hardback today after a serious dither between that or Kindle. 

 

Getting it started tonight! :readingtwo:

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Hmm, that might have to go on the wishlist - I've read the first two, but I had no idea there was another in the pipeline. I assume it weighs several kilo's like the first two!

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I plan to buy it when it's out in medium size paperback (or probably pre-order it once the webshop I plan to use, has it up).

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Got it on paperback already, folks!

 

I ordered one hardback and one paperback accidentally while doing my dithering.  Which actually is just as well as the hardback is pretty weighty and I was finding it difficult to hold comfortably, especially with my weaker left wrist.( A point to remember if you may buy this for anyone who has hand\wrist problems as a gift.) The print in the paperback is smallish but readable so I'll be able to make better progress, now. 

 

Still getting settled into the characters at present, but there's plenty of book left to get to know them.

 

Happy reading, all book fans out there :)

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The Dutch shop I often order from, only sells the hardcover and the e-book.

 

Happy reading :)!

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I was looking for Follett's work earlier last week. I actually own several copies but they are packed away. I even tried to find the mini-series on Netflix but they removed it. I do love a good epic!

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Can't say I like Column of Fire as much as the two previous "Kingsbridge" novels, but it's still a good read.

 

Yeah, Virginia, I like something to really sett!e into too.:D

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Glad to hear it's still a good read, though it's a shame it wasn't as enjoyable for you as the two previous Kingsbridge novels.

 

My dad gifted me a copy of the book for my birthday (a paperback), so I'll be reading the book at some point :).

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