World Without End by Ken Follett

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In this “epic” (The Denver Post) sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, it is now two centuries after the townspeople of Kingsbridge have finished building its exquisite Gothic cathedral. And on a cold November day, four children slip into the forest and witness a killing—an event that will braid their lives together by ambition, love, greed, and revenge....
 

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Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara.
 
Published October 9, 2007 by Signet. 1088 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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after all, even George Orwell needed time and distance from the war to gain that perspective.) Aside from too-frequent, intrusive moments of fourth-wall-breaking didacticism—“Supplying weaponry was the main role played by the British in the French resistance”—Follett’s storytelling is unobtrusive...

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Her father has already lost a hand for thievery, but that’s an insufficient deterrent in a time of hunger, and a time when the lords “were frequently away: at war, in Parliament, fighting lawsuits, or just attending on their earl or king.” Thus the need for watchful if greedy bailiffs and tough s...

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It's set in the same fictional West Country town of Kingsbridge, 200 years later in 1337 and spans 35 years - which seems a lot, until you realise that this aptly named doorstop of a novel is 1,111 pages long.

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others may weary of perfunctorily generic prose ("Margery's hand flew to her mouth in the eternal gesture of surprised guilt") while personages such as Merthin Builder (the builder), John Constable (the watchman) and Tam Hiding (the outlaw) seem mere empty vehicles for Ken Pageturner to show off ...

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World Without End by Ken Follett 1,111pp, Macmillan, £20 It's not clear where New Labour stands on people who have several different jobs, but Ken Follett - aside from his duties as spouse to Barbara, the high-profile member for Stevenage - writes three quite different kinds of books.

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He's not a great writer, or even a good one, but he's a great storyteller.

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With his immensely popular The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett introduced one enormous, overbearing, dangerous main character, a Gothic cathedral, the building of which consumed, in one way or another, the life of most of his 12th-century characters.

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The Independent

Much of their on-off romance revolves around the rebuilding of the cathedral and, with it, the city – unsurprisingly, since Follett is a self-confessed cathedral buff.

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Suite 101

This is a review of the World Without End audiobook by Ken Follett and read by Richard E Grant.

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Within minutes of opening World Without End, I was hooked on the world Ken Follett created.

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I don't need to tell you which kind World Without End is. I'm also not going to give a plot summary. I am however going to try to convince you of why you should ...

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With his immensely popular The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett introduced one enormous, overbearin...He's not a great writer, or even a good one, but he's a great storyteller.

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Boomtron

Both the Hundred Years’ War and the black death have a major impact on the lives of our main characters.

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Karan Brooks

Having said that, it’s also a very entertaining read that, using the setting established in Pillars of the Earth, the imagined Kingsbridge and Shiring (UK), moves readers familiar with that landscape and events forward in time roughly one hundred and fifty years and introduces us to a new set of ...

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Overflowing Heart Reviews

If you’ve read Follett’s other works of historical fiction (PotE or the more recent Fall of Giants) or have ever looked at the book and wanted to read it – do it!

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