by Edward Rutherfurd
Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:
This Michener-esque "sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge" follows five families (really, the lineage of five groups) through 10,000 years of history.
by David Macaulay
Read this one before you read The Pillars of the Earth and you will appreciate even more what it took to build a cathedral. It is nominally a children's book, so it has a simplistic "plot" — ignore the plot, and focus on the finely detailed pictures and the descriptions of the cathedral structure. Then take yourself to France, and visit Notre Dame and Chartres!
by Ken Follett
MCOB from Columbus, OH says:
This book pulled me into the 13th century with ease. Yes, it's almost 1000 pages, and it took me 6 months, but it was so worth it. And it's a book that reaches different generations; after I read it (I'm 28), my dad borrowed it and read it (he's 65, and it took him only weeks!). My only negative is that the end just sort of dropped off, like the author realized it was getting too long.
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About Tristan Colson
My primary goal in life is to read every (good) book that has ever been written, and I'm making good progress. In my spare time, I'm a software engineer, and try to squeeze in about 5,000 different hobbies and a lot of traveling.
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