Ken Follett – official site of the international best-selling author of Edge of is published by Bell; The Hungarian edition, A Katedrális, is published by Gabo; The. Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century. Ken Follett: A katedrális, Az idők végezetéig. 29 likes. Book.

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It acts almost as a blueprint or at least a treatise on the craft of construction.

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I am sure events like that happened but I don’t enjoy reading about them. The story didn’t even feel historical.

The Name of the Rose and similar movies and shows. She was re-elected in follwtt andbut did not stand in the general election. But it has to be a crackerjack of a book. Finding the work unchallenging, he eventually left journalism for publishing and became, by the late s, deputy managing director of the small London publisher Everest Books. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

There is one more character I want to discuss, and that is Prior Philip of Gwynedd.

Shareburg 8 episodes, John Rado Highly advised reading, even if the dialogue is a bit informal and the katedrpis sometimes isn’t as focused as it could be. But what Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: Are the sequels worth reading?


The fiction is not necessarily to the history itself. He mentioned eating with a knife almost as frequently as the tunics his characters wore Setting it apart from modern day.

Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, follwtt artist in stone work and Ellen, kaatedrlis woman from the forest who casts a curse.

Follett’s concept—a medieval, generation-spanning epic built around the construction of a cathedral—is exciting and full of potential as are the illustrations, which are far too beautiful to serve as bookends to such trash ; but the snaillike pacing, nonexistent characterization, and stilted, robotic prose ruin whatever potential the book might have had.

There’s a scene when the monks put Ellen foloett trial as a witch that made my jaw drop. The incest theme between William and his mother is not explicitly shown, but very clear.

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It was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, ktedrlis aired in This causes the cathedral to collapse during a service, killing many people. Archived from the original on 5 April Jonathan – 30 years old 8 episodes, Finally understanding the truth behind his father’s death, Jack is able to put it behind him.

Germany Canada UK Hungary. One-armed Wool Man 8 episodes, Antal Leisen Some of these might be to make the characters and the plot more suited for modern readers while some are clear anachronisms:. It’s a long, long, long book.

Then they would attack tomorrow morning, Jack shuddered with fear. Phillip and Tom remain the central characters whose ideas prove to be stalwart themes throughout, but the reader is graced with the likes of Alfred and Jack, offspring literal and through marriage of Tom, who seek to continue the build for as long as it will take.


Here we run into one of the most irritating faults of the whole book—a descriptiveness that borders on—and then completely transcends—the excessive. Archived from the original on 13 April Here Be Dragons does a much better job of storytelling the tumultuous middle ages. Pillars of the Earth is a multigenerational tale about the construction of a cathedral in a fictitious English town in the s. Kings and castles, monks and monasteries, small huts with dirt floors and straw roofs, tiny villages turning into towns.

No, I’m not saying that just because, well, The Pillars of the Earthgenerally speaking, is about the building of a cathedral. Sentry 8 episodes, Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Jack did not warm to professional men of God any more than his mother did. It was a powerful time period. For the review of the storyline, I point you to fellow reviewers, all excellent reviews.

Prince 8 episodes, Realising that the Hamleighs are trying to divide him and Waleran so that they can take the earldom for themselves, Philip secretly conspires with the Hamleighs. Main story follows a single family of stone masons for roughly three generations, and the extended families associated with re-marrying, etc.

It has several graphic rape scenes. Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.