Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Today I finshed reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. 

I bought the book 15+ years ago and its been sitting on my to-read shelf, unread, because I'd look at how thick it was and say to myself, "I don't want to spend that much time on this one."  Then after I had watched the first two hours of the TV miniseries.  I decided I wanted to read the book first.

At this same time, I was hiding in the corner from the actual writing of my work in progress, Bon Secour.  Then I read Pillars of the Earth and I said to myself, "There is no way in God's green earth that you can write like this."

Of course, if I could, maybe they'd pay me $40,000,000 like Forbes reported that Follett made last year.

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