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The Pillars of the Earth 2

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Ken Follett (1949 - )

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Beachlover2003 November 17th, 2006 12:36 PM PST

The Pillars of the Earth is probably, if I had to choose just one (horrors!), my all-time favorite book. I've enjoyed all of the Follett books I've read, but this is so different than all his others, and it's so sweeping and tragic, about a fascinating period in history. Highly, highly recommended! I hear he is currently working on a sequel to Pillars, to be released in 2007, and I can hardly wait!

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Ken Follett was born in June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales and lived there until the family moved to London ten years later. Barred from watching movies and television by his devoutly Christian parents, he developed an early interest in reading. Applying himself to his studies, he won admission in 1967 to University College London, where he studied philosophy and became involved in leftist politics. He married his first wife, Mary, in 1968.

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