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Winter of the World by Ken Follett
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Dec 03, 12

Read from October 24 to December 03, 2012

I enjoyed the 2nd book in this trilogy, although perhaps not as much as the first. For me, it gets a bit tough, though, to remember all of the various characters from one book to the next--maybe I'd do better to wait until the novels are all published & read them consecutively? My memory is evidently faltering in my old age...

This book brought an awareness of the humanity/inhumanity of war, & individuals, to this reader....from each of the various countries involved. There is no such thing as a bad country, just bad/misguided leadership; the individual citizens are what truly make up the fabric of any country. It also brought to the reader's attention just how very many brave unsung heroes there were, trying to do their part to shape & influence their beloved homeland's future during a global war. Brutal in parts, poignant in others, it offers a glimpse of hard life during wartime. Makes one appreciate the strength of all those heroes. And perhaps despair a bit at the propaganda machines that drive evil...

All said, I do look forward to the 3rd and final installment in the trilogy.
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message 1: by Diane D. (new) - added it

Diane D. Una, I am afraid that I will have a hard time remembering all of the details from book 1 as well, and I just finished that one in September. Always a challenge for me with series books.


message 2: by Una (last edited Dec 03, 2012 12:45PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Una Diane D. wrote: "Una, I am afraid that I will have a hard time remembering all of the details from book 1 as well, and I just finished that one in September. Always a challenge for me with series books."

I finished Fall of Giants in Sept, too. The characters sort of fell into place for me, but there are now new children, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws...& trying to keep them all straight, & aligned w/ the various international relationships, sometimes left me struggling in vain trying to remember all of the connections. Still, very worth the read. And, for those not yet visited w/ memory issues, it will likely be much easier. :)


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