Tag Archives: Ken Follett

Phillip Rock, “The Passing Bells”

Here’s a book I’ve had on my shelves for thirty years. It’s survived purge after purge because I remembered enjoying it so much the first time I read it. But it wasn’t until I saw that Phillip Rock’s The Passing … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy, “The Man of Property”

I spent almost as much time with The Man of Property as I did with Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, which is three times as long, and the reading experience was strangely inverse in nature. Follett’s book spans over 20 years … Continue reading

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Ken Follett, “Fall of Giants”

Over the years Ken Follett has established a reputation as a terrific story teller, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of his books. I’m a big fan of some of the early thrillers and I even enjoyed The Pillars of the Earth. … Continue reading

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Ken Follett, “The Key to Rebecca”

Every now and then you just can’t find the right thing to read and this has been my problem in the last couple of weeks. I picked up Nicola Krauss’s The Invention of Love on a strong recommendation from a … Continue reading

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Ron Hansen, “Exiles”

Often I wonder what keeps me turning the pages of a particular book. Some of it is pure curiosity: what happens next?  Many readers like to feel they’re being informed, which may  influence the current fashion for historical fiction.  (We … Continue reading

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