World Without End kindle Ý Hardcover ✓ ken follett

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World Without End kindle Ý Hardcover ✓ ken follett ✓ Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWorld Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exuisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth The Itecture and justice In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds the intrigue and tension uickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race the Black Dea 5 stars to Ken Follett's World Without End One of my favorite books of all time I was just mesmerized by the characters and everything they went thru It is a MUST readIt's a long read and it takes place hundreds of years ago but if you can handle the primitive nature of the timeline the various plots and subplots will astound you AmazingI kept getting angry at all the tragedy thrown at the two main characters How could they suffer so much And for years I'll stop there as I don't want to give it away but please read this oneFAVORITE BOOK

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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWorld Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exuisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth The cathedral an This companion novel to Follett's 1989 classic The Pillars of the Earth is set in the same community 200 years later I'd been excited about it ever since I heard it was coming out this fall Maybe too excited because it just didn't live up to my expectationsThe first half of the book seemed a sort of ho hum retread of Pillars In place of Jack Builder we have his look alike great great great many times over grandson Merthin Instead of Aliena we get Caris who I wanted to slap several times during the course of the story Instead of Big Villain William we get Ralph Merthin's knightly but less than chivalrous brother And a bridge building project stands in for the cathedral construction of the first book As if anything could The only character I found remotely original was the first one we meet in the book a little girl reduced to pickpocketing by her starving parents who grows up to be hopelessly in love with a handsome honest young farmerI missed Prior Philip from the original book who was a character who at least had some integrity and depth to him All the clergy in World Without End seemed to be corrupt including the ones we're supposed to likeSomething big happens about halfway through to change the book's course and it doesn't get resolved as uickly as I thought it would but the big payoff from the opening scene never materializes That's IT I wanted to say when I read the explanation of what happenedThere are some good scenes showing how war and pestilence affect ordinary folk but the heroes in this book talk and think too much like people from the 21st Century to make the setting really believable If you loved Pillars you might as well try this one but it's not any great shakes

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World Without EndD the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate greed and pride ambition and revenge but this seuel stands on its own This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideas about medicine commerce arch World Without End is written in the third person but isn't choppy like some third person books are I loved that we get to see the characters grow up and mature They all encounter hardships war death disappointed hopes and dreams the black plague but never stop fighting and never give up hope I really enjoyed reading about the advances in medicine and what people believed to be cures bloodletting poultices made with dung balancing the humours of the body Physicians believed that diseases could be transmitted by looking at a sick person because the eyes have feelers that touch things in order to see them Isn't that wild When the black plague befalls the country one of the nuns wants to wear a mask over her nose and mouth to prevent transmission of the disease and this is treated like heresy I also enjoyed reading about the politics of the church There was definitely corruption in World Without End than there was in The Pillars of the Earth Of course the fact that The Pillars of the Earth's main character was a humble and worthy prior may have something to do with that I am in awe of Follett's plot He weaves the stories together in a way that they all make sense and seem cohesive The last thing I enjoyed reading about was the architecture Now the descriptions were hard to read which they were but they were also really informative and practical to the story I'm not a fan of architecture but reading about how they had to build things back then was pretty fascinating to meWhen I finished the book I was left with a feeling of hope I think the ending is totally appropriate It's not so perfect that it's unrealistic I think that's the special thing about Follett's writing he makes you feel what his characters are feeling