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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Day 32/366

Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett is the first book in The Century Trilogy.
Mr Honey Pie gave this to me as a Christmas gift and I'm loving it.
Prior to this book I'd been reading Jane Austen's Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice and had to complete them before tackling this tome.  I'm afraid that I have to confess that I'd never read these two classics before and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed them.
I'm presently revelling in Follett's novel.
He turns the First World War into a personal affair and reveals to the reader the behind-the-scenes of the war at the basic level without over-simplification.
Five families, from all walks of life are intertwined in an uncomplicated narration.
Follett is very clever at weaving definition into the story line.
He teaches the reader the intricacies of a variety of cultures, national policies, and social classes with ease.
I'm finding that Follett doesn't bother himself with flowery vocabulary or emotional nuances. 
He is concerned with facts though and cleverly intertwines history into the lives of fictional characters of an ugly war.
I'm finding that he explains the rationale of World War One better than any text book I've encountered.

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to heave a good book!!!
    Enjoy yours :-)

    Loved your dear little dragon in your last post... a great photo and so cute!


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