Read it, or save your time? Everyone should read this book – you, your husband, your father, your grandmother…ok, you get the point. I heard from several people how amazing it was, but I put off reading it because let’s be honest, who gives a sh!t about a cathedral built in a fictional town in the 12th century? Turns out, I do, and so will you.
What’s it about? The entire saga is centered around the building of a cathedral in 12th century England, told over several decades. Tom the Builder is a poor man who dreams of building a cathedral and eventually gets hired by Philip, Prior of Kingsbridge, who wants to protect the fledgling church and build the grandest Cathedral in history. No small feat in a tumultuous time where there is an ongoing battle for the crown, and everyone is either vying for power or stuck in the crosshairs of the intrigue.
Packed with strong-willed characters, corruption, violence, and greed, you will be left wanting more – even after 1,000+ pages.
Reviewer’s Note: Truly a masterpiece, which is not a term I use lightly. Follett is a genius.