Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

 

 

A polarizing book it seems, after reading the reviews on Amazon, 280, 35%, top ratings and 320, 40%, lowest ratings. I liked it and read the 1000 pages in a week but I understand some of the criticism. This historical novel was perhaps more historical than novel. Characters I thought were adequately portrayed but not as well as in Pillars of the Earth.  Plot had quite a few convenient and expected turns. I still felt the story was compelling and educational regarding aspects of WWI and the Russian revolution. I look forward to the second of the Century Trilogy.

 

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~ by jmforceton on March 4, 2011.

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