The Pillars of the Earth

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The Pillars of the Earth

Postby lidimy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:01 pm

Anyone read it? My mum bought it for me, a huge great brick of a book (very apt), about the construction of a 12thC Cathedral amidst all the usual social upheaval stuff. Historical fiction.... looks good! :D


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Postby ValTarrant » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:56 pm

I've read it and enjoyed it (several times) but I'm not irritated by errors in the general history if the story is engaging.

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Postby lidimy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:47 pm

What errors are there? (just so I don't make an idiot of myself sometime in the future!)


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Postby Handbag » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:54 pm

id be interested to hear what others think too- ive read world without end - the sequel and thought it was really excellent. i couldnt put it down and practically dreamt about it - very engrossing so i imagine the 1st book is just as good.



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Postby ValTarrant » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:23 pm

lidimy wrote:What errors are there? (just so I don't make an idiot of myself sometime in the future!)


I don't know if there are any in this particular book. The second sentence of my post was more of a waffley general statement.

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Postby gregory23b » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:37 pm

"What errors are there? (just so I don't make an idiot of myself sometime in the future!)"

The snapping of the man's neck springs to mind, I thought the hanging technique was strangulation and asphyxiation rather than dislocation/breaking of the cervical vertebrae. Opening pages.

read it years ago, ok read, does not feature on my best reads list, this is demonstrated by me only remembering the above ;-)

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Postby steve stanley » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:52 pm

Another one who read it years ago......Keep meaning to get the sequel


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