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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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Mar 20, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: just-didn-t-suck-me-in
Read in January, 2011

Made it through a couple hundred pages before deciding that either the actual story was never going to start, or it started and I just didn't care. The writing was fine, but I think that the lack of feminine perspective matched with the horrid things happening to women, matched with the lackluster & preoccupied hero . . . I gave up, and was pissed at the author when I did so.

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message 1: by Mia (new)

Mia I liked it a lot the first time I read it, but when I went back to it a few years later, not as much. When I heard it was an Oprah book club selection, I cringed a little and wondered if I was hormonal when I read it the first time--surely it was in my birthing/nursing years.

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