World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2)

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  • Hardcover
  • 1014 pages
  • World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2)
  • Ken Follett
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 0525950079

About the Author: Ken Follett

Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the coll Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the college in 1995.He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper, the South Wales Echo, and then with the London Evening News Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming the deputy managing director.Ken s last project, the Century Trilogy, has sold 19.5 million copies worldwide The three books tell the story of the twentieth century through five generations on three continents Ken s first major success came with the publication of Eye of the Needle in 1978 A World War II thriller set in England, this book earned him the 1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America It remains one of his most popular books.In 1989, Ken s epic novel about the building of a medieval cathedral, The Pillars of the Earth, was published It reached number one on bestseller lists everywhere and was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in 2010 The next book in the Kingsbridge series, World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in 2007 The Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was the president of Dyslexia Action for ten years He was the chair of the National Year of Reading, a joint initiative between government and businesses He is also active in many Stevenage charities and is the president of the Stevenage Community Trust Ken also set up The Follett Trust, which awards single donations to the arts and in cases of social deprivation and education.Ken, who loves music almost as much as he loves books, is an enthusiastic bass guitar player in two bands He lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara, the former Labour member of Parliament for Stevenage Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors


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10 thoughts on “World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2)

  1. says:

    We who are born poor have to use cunning to get what we want Scruples are for the privilegedI must confess I am addicted to these Ken Follett novels I finished World Without End and had to pick up A Column of Fire immediately I m also going to get to his Century trilogy at some point These books are bloodstained historical soap operas and I just can t get enough.Follett knows how to create exactly the right amount of drama and set it to the gory backdrop of history I ve always loved b We who are born poor have to use cunning to get what we want Scruples are for the privilegedI must confess I am addicted to these Ken Follett novels I finished World Without End and had to pick up A Column of Fire immediately I m also going to get to his Century trilogy at some point These books are bloodstained historical soap operas and I just can t get enough.Follett knows how to create exactly the right amount of drama and set it to the gory backdrop of history I ve always loved being taken back to times that I ve only read about in passing and here we see the horrors of the Black Death up close It is one thing to read a textbook about the illness, its symptoms and its wide reach wiping out up to 60% of Europe s population but it s another thing entirely to be taken into the lives of characters we come to love and seeing it firsthand Knowing at any minute that they or their fam...

  2. says:

    Put some towels down because I sense a fully formed gush geyser about to spill all over this review This book was fantastic and really did it for me I loved it, all 1000 pages, and I wouldn t have minded if it was considerably longer TWSS Afterthan loving The Pillars of the Earth that s right, I lurved it , I had tall hopes for this sorta sequel and let me tell you it wasthan up to the task I was parched and hungry for a good meaty read Well consider me gorged and my story Put some towels down because I sense a fully formed gush geyser about to spill all over this review This book was fantastic and really did it for me I loved it, all 1000 pages, and I wouldn t have minded if it was considerably longer TWSS Afterthan loving The Pillars of the Earth that s right, I lurved it , I had tall hopes for this sorta sequel and let me tell you it wasthan up to the task I was parched and hungry for a good meaty read Well consider me gorged and my story thirst completely slaked Now before I continue operation lick spittle on Mr Follett for his 2nd delightfully voluptuous epic, let me shine some context on this review so it will better help you decide whether this book is right for you 1 As I mentioned above, I thought The Pillars of the Earth was pure, uncut aweso...

  3. says:

    This companion novel to Follett s 1989 classic The Pillars of the Earth is set in the same community, 200 years later I d been excited about it ever since I heard it was coming out this fall Maybe too excited, because it just didn t live up to my expectations.The first half of the book seemed a sort of ho hum retread of Pillars In place of Jack Builder, we have his look alike great great great many times over grandson, Merthin Instead of Aliena, we get Caris who I wanted to slap severa This companion novel to Follett s 1989 classic The Pillars of the Earth is set in the same community, 200 years later I d been excited about it ever since I heard it was coming out this fall Maybe too excited, bec...

  4. says:

    Here s a book that completely copies the first book in the series Here s a book that follows the same sense of narrative progression, character development and resolution as it predecessor It is one who s characters bear a striking resemblance to their ancestors in terms of individual personality and their place within the story yet, for all the repetition, Follett churns out an equally as engrossing story as that of The Pillars of the Earth.What have I to complain about This is one of those Here s a book that completely copies the first book in the series Here s a book that follows the same sense of narrative progression, character development and resolution as it predecessor It is one who s characters bear a striking resemblance to their ancestors in terms of individual personality and their place within the story yet, for all the repetit...

  5. says:

    Whether I ve been good or bad, I don t think God will be fooled by a last minute change of heartWorld Without End is the second installment in Follett s Kingsbridge series and what a world it is.Set during one of the most turbulent times in European History, amidst the beginning of the Hundred Years War and the nightmare of the Black Death that swept over the continent causing the deaths of an unthinkable percentage of the population, it is oneexample of why Historical Fiction iWhether I ve been good or bad, I don t think God will be fooled by a last minute change of heartWorld Without End is the second installment in Follett s Kingsbridge series and what a world it is.Set during one of the most turbulent times in European History, amidst the beginning of the Hundred Years War and the nightmare of the Black Death that swept over the continent causing the deaths of an unthinkable percentage of the population, it is oneexam...

  6. says:

    Set two centuries after Pillars of the Earth, the people of Kingsbridge are at it again The cathedral built in Pillars is in disrepair after part of the roof caved in, the bridge collapsed, and the prior is dead Also, the constant maneuvering continuesSo, I fell into a trap with this one After devouring Dinocalypse Now in a morning, my girlfriend asked if I managed to read an entire book in four hours I said I had and she slammed me with this, saying it shouldn t take methan a few d Set two centuries after Pillars of the Earth, the people of Kingsbridge are at it again The cathedral built in Pillars is in disrepair after part of the roof caved in, the bridge collapsed, and the prior is dead Also, the constant maneuvering continuesSo, I fell into a trap with this one After devouring Dinocalypse Now in a morning, my girlfriend asked if I managed to read an entire book in four hours I said I had and she slammed me with this, saying it shouldn t take methan a few days Sighing, before I knew it, I was engrossed and asking her if Ralph was going to be the asshole rapist bully in this one I still hate that Will Hamleigh Much like Pillars of the Earth, World Without End follows the lives of a number...

  7. says:

    5 stars to Ken Follett s World Without End One of my favorite books of all time I was just mesmerized by the characters and everything they went thru It is a MUST read.It s a long read, and it takes place hundreds of years ago, but if you can handle the primitive nature of the timeline, the various plots and subplots will astound you Amazing.I kept getting angry at all the tragedy thrown at the two main characters How could they suffer so much And for years I ll stop there as I don t wa 5 stars to Ken Follett s World Without End One of my favorite books of all time I was just mesmerized by the characters and everything they went thru It is a MUST read.It s a long read, and it takes place hundreds of years ago, but if you can handle the primitive nature of the timeline, the various plots and subplots will astound you Amazing.I kept getting angry at all the tragedy thrown at the two main characters How could they suffer so much And for years I ll stop there as I don t want to give...

  8. says:

    In all practical theory, this book should be on my Sucked shelf It s a tale of the Middle Ages, the gross injustices of the time, and it truly amounts to a thousand page Medieval soap opera It hasn t got much to do with it s predecessorThe Pillars of the Earth , except that it s in the same location 2...

  9. says:

    Follett finally completed the sequel to his evergreen historical novel, The Pillars of the Earth, and although I was compelled by the story enough to read all 1024 pages in a week, I was saddened at how poorly the book compares with its predecessor.It is interesting to consider the nearly 20 years between the first book and this sequel Many things have changed in our culture since then, leading Follett to inject evenegregious anachronisms into this book than the first For example, the ch Follett finally completed the sequel to his evergreen historical novel, The Pillars of the Earth, and although I was compelled by the story enough to read all 1024 pages in a week, I was saddened at how poorly the book compares with its predecessor.It is interesting to consider the nearly 20 years between the first book and this sequel Many things have changed in our culture since then, leading Follett to inject evenegregious anachronisms into this book than the first For example, the characters at one point fret over the self esteem of a teenage girl There are many further examples but I will spare you.More telling is the apparent shift Follett has undergone in what he believes we want to read about For example, the first book avoided homosexuality, despite the many opportunities to explore it in a monastery The second, now twenty years deeper into the gay rights mov...

  10. says:

    World Without End is written in the third person but isn t choppy like some third person books are I loved that we get to see the characters grow up and mature They all encounter hardships war, death, disappointed hopes and dreams, the black plague but never stop fighting and never give up hope I really enjoyed reading about the advances in medicine and what people believed to be cures bloodletting, poultices made with dung, balancing the humours of the body Physicians believed that d World Without End is written in the third person but isn t choppy like some third person books are I loved that we get to see the characters grow up and mature They all encounter hardships war, death, disappointed hopes and dreams, the black plague but never stop fighting and never give up hope I really enjoyed reading about the advances in medicine and what people believed to be cures bloodletting, poultic...

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