The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The lives of a prior, an earl, a master builder, two vengeful orphans, a “witch,” and the bastard son of a jongleur intertwine during the building of a cathedral.

I had several people recommend The Pillars of the Earth to me, and since I’m loving my Kindle I thought I’d see if I liked reading a long book on it. (I did.)

The story is sweeping but the character journeys make it intimate. It really was an engrossing read. However, I grew a little weary of how wicked the bad guys were, and some of the scenes grew repetitive. I thought he did a good job depicting Prior Philip, a believably flawed man striving for goodness in a fallen world.

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