Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pillars of the Earth Review

Man, I'm exhausted today. Don't know what it is. I slept like 10 hours last night, blew off the gym this morning. Somewhere between a bit headachey and I need a naaaap. But not sick-like, just bone tired. Just... yawn.

So, I'm reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Technically it's premature to write a review since I'm only about 1/3 of the way through it, but it is SO GOOD. People, if you have not yet bought this book I implore you to make haste to your nearest Barnes & Noble and get a copy now!! I've been totally absorbed in it ever since I picked it up. It's epic. I love novels about medieval times - even though the richest people back then lived short, brutish existences, I still romanticize castles and knights and princesses and love a good yarn about them. This one is set in the 12th century and follows a master builder on his quest to build a glorious cathedral. Murder, intrigue, romance, mystery, politics - this book has it all!
Of course, I already mentioned how much I love Oprah, and how I read and do everything she tells me to, and I heard about this book on her show. At first I though, Adam would really like this book, so I told my mom to get it for him for Christmas. I swiped his copy when I left Hawaii!
Alchemy highly recommends this one!


Anonymous said...

This is yet another one of the books I've purchased but not read yet. I think I have a pile of about 100 that fit that description. I'll move it to the top of the reading list, though. :) After the Brothers Karamazov and Cold Mountain.

Michelle said...

I have a pile of unread books that keeps growing too. Next on my list is going to be the Eckhart Tolle book so I can do the Oprah class (of course).