Pillars of the Earth E–pub/Kindle

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  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Ken Follett
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • 20 March 2020
  • 9788429748444

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Pillars of the Earth Download ´ 108 D'una catedral gòtica la novel·la de Follett és una recreació acolorida d'una època convulsa i violenta de la història d'Anglaterra on la gent senzilla lluita per sobreviure en un país assolat per una guerra civil inacabable tot ignorant les mauinacions dels poderosos A banda de les apassi. He was mesmerized by the challenge of making soft round shapes out of hard rock The stone had a will of its own and if he tried to make it do something it did not want to do it would fight him and his chisel would slip or dig in too deeply spoiling the shapes But once he had got to know the lump of rock in front of him he could transform it There are so many memorable characters populating this epic novel that I would be hard pressed to even say who is the main character of this novel but my favorite character is undisputed His name is Jack and later as he discovers the name of his father he begins calling himself Jack Jackson His mother Ellen falls in love with a man named Tom Builder Jack finds himself nearly starving to death along with Tom s kids Alfred and Martha as they trudge across England in search of someone who needs something built Tom can build anything but his dream his most fervent desire is to build a cathedral Jack is bright unnaturally intelligent in fact and it isn t Alfred who turns out to be best suited to achieve Tom s dreams although Alfred is really good at beating the crap out of Jack on a daily basis It is Jack who travels the world and discovers that cathedrals can soar high into the clouds beyond anything that Tom would have ever believed possible The backdrop for all these trials and tribulations that you will experience while reading this novel is the turbulent 12th century England Henry Ist dies and leaves his daughter Empress Maude on the throne This is extremely controversial because the nobles do not want a ueen If truth be known they want a king but a weak king they can control Since Maude was born without a penis this leaves the castle door open for her cousin Stephen whom fortune has favored with a penis to snatch the crown from her head and place it on his own The nobles certainly do not want to work for a woman but I think the issue that is even bigger is that Maude is very sure of herself even one might say imperial As her husband Geoffrey of Anjou would uickly find out she is a handful Civil war breaks out and the people who suffer the most of course are the peasants who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time The destabilization of the civil structure of law also allows men like William of Hamleigh to do whatever they want to do and take whatever they want to take He is an opportunist who switches sides several times in the dispute between Maude and Stephen depending upon which of the cousins has the wind behind them at the time William is but a brutish thug a tool of his demented greedy mother and then later a weapon of evil for an archbishop named Waleran Bigod great name eh who wishes to obtain and power at the cost of everyone else William and Jack become mortal enemies as Jack tries to build a cathedral at Kingsbridge and William tries to destroy the economy of Kingsbridge to bring wealth to his neighboring town of Shiring William also has an unnatural lust for Aliena that is one part desire and one part pain See unless a woman is crying bleeding and feeling anguish William s wee willie won t work Here is a typical list of topics with which William and his henchmen like to entertain themselves In the evening they would drink beer and sharpen their blades and tell one another grisly stories about previous triumphs young men mutilated old men trampled beneath the hooves of warhorses girls raped and women sodomized children beheaded and babies spitted on the points of swords while their mothers screamed in anguish Then they would attack tomorrow morning Jack shuddered with fear But this time we re going to stop them he thought Jack is Aliena and Aliena is Jack They are soulmates and though many disastrous things happen to them to try and keep them apart I kept hoping that love will conuer all I may like Jack the best but I admire Aliena the most She recovers from a horrendous attack at the hands of William of Hamleigh to become the largest wool merchant in the area This is remarkable for anyone but for a woman a woman who has never had to work a day in her life and a penniless one at that to raise herself up to such heights is remarkable She survives every disaster even the ones she makes for herself and finds a way to achieve some semblance of security for herself despite the overwhelming odds There is one character I want to discuss and that is Prior Philip of Gwynedd The man who shared the same dream as Tom Builder to have a cathedral rise up from the ashes of the old church at Kingsbridge Jack did not like Philip but he liked working with him Jack did not warm to professional men of God any than his mother did He was embarrassed by Philip s piety he disliked his single minded sinlessness and he mistrusted his tendency to believe that God would take care of anything that he Philip could not cope with There are times when I want to give Philip a good shake but at no time do I uestion the sincerity of his beliefs Even when those intent on evil ends are conspiring even cheating to obtain an advantage over Philip he always stays on the high road He makes enemies in lofty places including the aforementioned Archbishop Waleran Bigod who at every turn tries his level best to destroy Philip and his dreams of a cathedral The church politics are so fascinating and create an extra level of intrigue in the novel that at times overshadow the uest for the throne There are a 1000 pages of juicy historical fiction awaiting you if you choose to accept this uest This is not War and Peace so do not be as afraid of that page count as reason would dictate as the pages will fly by I really needed some escapism into a different time and place and this book served that purpose perfectly As I was reading it I kept thinking that this would have been a great choice for that long plane flight to Scotland last year There are some graphic rape scenes but they are purposeful to the plot and certainly are a part of a destabilized England at that time Unfortunately the very topics that William Hamleigh and his thugs find so amusing are a part of human history going back to the days when we were battering each other with sticks and stones I would have to use another 1000 words to discuss all the other worthwhile aspects of this book but I will leave the rest to you to discover on your own If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Pillars of the Earth Download ´ 108 Mestre indiscutible del thriller Ken Follett s'endinsa en auesta novel·la en el món complex i fascinant de l'edat mitjana Bisbes intrigants constructors de catedrals ambiciosos nobles rurals i pagesos desposseïts poblen l'univers d'Els pilars de la Terra Centrada en l'accidentada construcció. The most expensive part of building is the mistakes Look it s difficult to explain exactly why I liked this book Seriously if you take a look at the blurb note the 973 pages and the fact it s a very long story about building a cathedral in Medieval England you might think I ve been smoking something But for me and I m assuming for a large number of other readers it was so damn compellingI m going to get the crap out of the way first if you are sensitive to scenes of rape DO NOT READ THIS BOOK Medieval England is a shitfest of misogyny violence accusations of witchcraft and yes rape One of the scenes is especially disturbing and graphic I actually had to take a break from the book after reading it I should say that it is not portrayed as a positive or even a normal thing Scenes of rape and brutal violence in the book largely serve to make us despise William Hamleigh with a ferocious passion It turns out that a deep seething hatred can really keep you turning pages waiting for that bastard to get what he rightly deserves Anyway yes the main plot is about the building of the fictional Kingsbridge cathedral But really it is about all the characters that come into contact with Kingsbridge its cathedral and Prior Philip their loves desires ambitions conflicts and heartbreaks I was pulled in from the very dramatic prologue when a young woman arrives at a hanging and curses the three men who guaranteed her beloved s executionThere are love stories in here as well as tales of ruthless ambition and betrayal Follett has created some incredible and unforgettable characters Tom Builder Philip Ellen Jack Aliena and Waleran Bigod And of course that snivelling stain on humanity that is William HamleighI haven t read any of Follett s other work but it is not surprising to hear he was a thriller writer before beginning The Pillars of the Earth He has carried that with him into this story Just when everything seems to be going right some catastrophe happens to throw a spanner in the works Just when it looks like Philip is going to succeed some shit happens But it was an effective way to keep me looking over my shoulderIt s a strange book because it s a bloody heart pounding page turner wrapped up in a 900 page serious looking cathedral building package Strange and yet I find myself wanting I guess I ll have to read World Without EndBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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Pillars of the Earth Download ´ 108 Onants intrigues ue conformen la novel·la l'autor recrea diferents aspectes de la vida medieval on l'amor i la mort s'entrellacen amb força en auest magistral tapís Els pilars de la Terra és l'obra mestra de Ken Follett i constitueix una evocació excepcional d'una època de violentes passion. This book was so completely fantastic that I almost forgot the outside world existed when I was reading it I ve never be so emotionally invested in a story as I was with this It s a rare book that does this to me I think it s because it follows the characters through such a large proportion of their lives resulting in a large amount of intimacy and investment with them Indeed this novel spans a massive period of forty years and has 1000 pages this is no light reading it is deep emotive and completely brilliant The intense story So much happens within this novel It s impossible to lay it down in a brief summary these characters uite literally go through hell Such is the life of commoners in the period They are good folk and are just trying to erect a church for the betterment of their town However the corruptness of the local nobility and the church hierarchy itself almost prevents them from achieving their aim Prior Phillip and Jack the Builder are forced to seek out the aid from their monarch but because of the turmoil of the civil war this monarch keeps changing They have a choice of two royal courts to appeal to Both are convinced they have the legitimate claim to England s throne Picking the wrong side would lead to the ultimate ruination of a folk that simply want to live in peace and celebrate God s glory on earth Well this is the mere surface level of the plot This book is so much beyond it It is a story of betrayal and seduction it is a story of love and hardship it is a story of human nature and the all encompassing morals that imposes It is just fantastic in every sense The characters are real and their hardships are even realer These are truly some of the most human characters I ve ever read about these people could have existedThis is no less true for the villains of the book William Hamleigh in particular is characterised superbly For all his ruthless aggression and sense of entitlement he s still a coward at heart He d never admit it to anyone but the reader knows of what he is the reader can see his blackening yellow heart He is a product of society and his parent s ruthless ambition He doesn t deserve sympathy because of this but the reason why he is the man he is can be seen by looking at his origins His parents ruined him he has no restraint he has nobody to tell him no So to his mind he can get away with anything He even has a Bishop who will gladly absolve all his sins He s actions have no conseuences he can murder and rape without feeling the conseuences This is an incredibly dangerous mind set and one that almost destroys the protagonists of the book He s a nasty man The strength of the church Follet also weighs the potential power of the church I love the way he contrasts godly Prior Phillip with the twisted Bishop Waleran It shows us two routes the church could take it shows us two possibilities for God s monument on Earth Prior Phillip is everything the church should be he is kind and forgiving he is benevolent and just he is a true believer of Christ s teachings He is in the church for the simple reason that he is a man of faith Contrastingly Bishop Waleran is a tyrannical despot He represents evryhting the church shouldn t be he is the personification of its potential evil The Bishop is vain greedy and ambitious In this his will is his own he is completely self serving He abuses his power to meet his own ends and self aggrandisement So he is slightly corrupt He s only in the church for its political power and rewards In this he is not a true believer of his own faith By contrasting these two characters Follet demonstrates how the church has the power to do great good and also great evil This for me is uite a strong message to take from the book because it shows us the dividing nature of man of life of good and evil it shows us that all things can be benevolent or terrible It also hints at redemption If something is this bad it can be made into something good once it has the potential to be as it should be in the right hands I do love this story It shows that if people can come together to achieve something greater than themselves then humanity is not lost despite the backdrop of war corruptness and general chaos Jack begins the novel as a mute boy with little human socialisation At the end of the novel he is a respected builder and farther of the town He is the anchor of Follet s story telling Everything centres on Jack and his family history His narrative uestions the restraints the common man lived under in the period it highlights the injustice the legal system exerted in the time He cannot marry his love without a written divorce from his horrible step brother who d sooner see him live in misery than have the happiness he couldn t achieve The church doctrine almost prevents him from being a farther to his child But he perseveres and overcomes the restrictions of the church his awful step brother and the corruptness of society itself Jack s story is one of human perseverance and fortitude it is a story of a man who somehow managed to survive a system that was completely against him Nevertheless the book gave Jack a feeling he had never had before that the past was like a story in which one thing led to another and the world was not a boundless mystery but a finite thing that could be comprehended This is a phenomenal story and though that I ve got hundreds of books I want to read in my lifetime and little enough time to read them in this is a book I will definitely be reading again in the future it s a story that I simply have to revisit regardless of its vast length This is a book I just have to read again ATSEM et ASEM (Admis fonction pub concours) on l'amor i la mort s'entrellacen amb força en auest magistral tapís Els pilars de la Terra és l'obra mestra de Ken Follett i constitueix una evocació excepcional d'una època de violentes passion. 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