I heard a lot of positive remarks, discussions and recommendations regarding Pillars of the Earth and decided that I no longer wanted to be out of theI heard a lot of positive remarks, discussions and recommendations regarding Pillars of the Earth and decided that I no longer wanted to be out of the loop.
The third of this book flew by, the characters were fantastically written I quickly started cheering for the heroes and cheered with their successes and bemoaned their set backs. The villains were easy to hate and though some parts of this book went into a little too much detail of their crimes I had to read on in the hopes that fate would eventually catch up to them.
I had difficulties about halfway through if you have little prior interest with the construction of cathedrals you may find yourself in the same predicament. I did my best to hurry through the building parts of the book to get back to the character story line.
This was the first Ken Follett book that I have read and although it is not likely a book that I will reread it is certainly a book to put on ones bucket list of great stories to read....more
I was so excited to pick up the continuation of the Sigma series. I certainly wasn't expecting James Rollins to be able to connect Native Americans, MI was so excited to pick up the continuation of the Sigma series. I certainly wasn't expecting James Rollins to be able to connect Native Americans, Mormons and nanotechnology but it came together really well and I had a hard time putting the book down.
This book brings in a fair bit of American history both fact and James Rollins own creative explanation on what could have occurred. While I am not American nor have I ever studied American history with the little bits I knew before hand James Rollins managed to fill in what I did not know all the while progressing the story without any slow explanation sections.
I loved the fact that Painter Crowe was back out in the field. He would be such a wasted character if stuck behind a desk. I really felt for Grayson in this installment, I have always looked forward to see how Gray's story progresses....more