Book of the Month - Nouchaline

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Book of the Month

Hey Monkeys!
It's midterm season, which is the exact time I get the urge to start reading again. Yes I go to extreme measures to avoid studying, I'm bad.
Anyhoo, this book I've been wanting to read ever since I read "Pillars of the Earth" last month. I bring you "World Without End" by Ken Follet, which is the sequel of Pillars of the Earth. I've read around 20 pages so far, and I love it. It has the same gripping quality as the first book. I usually don't like novels that are sent way back in the day, but this book is like no other. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy all 1025 pages of it [take that math midterm!] :)

Here's a summary courtesy of Ken Follett's website:

the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed.

As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day.

World Without End is the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth. However, it doesn’t matter which you read first. The second book is set in the same town, Kingsbridge, but takes place two hundred years later, and features the descendants of the original characters

To read an excerpt click here.
To purchase the book click here.

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