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World Without End by Ken Follett
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Jan 28, 09

bookshelves: historic, i-own, loved
Recommended for: people who liked Pillars of the Earth
Read in January, 2009, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Yay. I have been planning on reading this book since I heard that it was coming out, and now I finally have. And I loved it.

There were a lot of similarities with The Pillars of the Earth but I found that most of them didn't bother me. Merthin's resemblance of Jack wasn't a worry because Jack was my favourite character in Pillars so it was nice to read about him. And I liked Caris more than Aliena, so I appreciated the love between Merthin and Caris and was happy when they finally managed to tie the knot.

The plague was a fascinating story line, and I loved reading about Caris's management of it and the hospital.

The only issue I have with this book, and with Pillars as well, was the rape scenes. I'm not particularly prudish, and most of the sex scenes don't bother me, but the author seems to have a particular fascination with rape because these scenes were the most vivid, and seriously disturbing.

But aside from that, awesome epic book. Loved it
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