Thursday, October 14, 2010

100 Word Review: World Without End

After reading Pillars of the Earth last spring, I just had to dive into this "sequel" (if you can call it that--it takes place 200 years after the end of Pillars).  Ken Follett is quite a storyteller (he would have to be since his books are 1000 pages +).  Here's my 100 word review of World Without End by Ken Follett.



Powerless serfs...
Ambitious and cruel earls...
Not so shining knights...
Cowardly and corrupt priors...
Naughty nuns...
and infamous outlaws...

Throw in a collapsed bridge, murders and murderous plots, a one-armed monk with a secret past, a buried letter, accusals of witchcraft, the plague, and forbidden loves and Follett has written another fascinating story set in 1300 England.

Not for the faint hearted:  barbaric and graphic throughout.  Follett likes to shock and even offend.
But the story always shines through with strong characters, plot twists and turns, and strong historical accuracy.

Not as good as Pillars, but hard to put down.
(100) 

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