Ken Follett continues to enthrall me. This is the third book of his that I've read, and I'm captivated! His books are long and have very multi-layered plots. They are not for readers looking for instant gratification, as they are not fast reads. However, they are SO worth the time invested. The plot twists are unparalleled genius.
There's nothing I love more than a book that surprises me, and Follett does that every time. I love how his "bad guys" get justice in the end, just not in the way you would expect. His "good guys" always get what they deserve, but often not for many years. I really enjoy following characters through twenty plus years of their lives.
I find that a Ken Follett book is about the only thing that can capture my attention outside of my paranormal genre binge I'm on right now. If you haven't read Follett before, I suggest you try The Pillars of the Earth or A Dangerous Fortune. As for me, you'll see me in the Beaumont, Texas public library with my arms full of Ken Follett books because I am officially hooked!
Just One Gripe:
Follett needs to take the overt sexuality down a notch. A Dangerous Fortune got downright bawdy several times.
The Best Thing About This Book:
I love Follett's character development. He makes his characters so real.
Appropriate for a younger audience:
No way---too many bedroom scenes. There are also several murders and a sociopathic madman featured in this book.
PS: I have just discovered on Ken Follet's website, that The Pillars of the Earth was made into a miniseries in 2009! I am putting it at the top of my Netflix list and will be watching it asap!