Friday, August 10, 2012

Fall of Giants; A Book Review

Hello Bookies!

After a month of reading I am now ready to reveal my current book review and this is one magnanimous read is the first book of a trilogy authored by one of the best authors of the 21st century Ken Follet.

Fall of Giants.

The start of 20th century and everything is rapidly changing. Changes that can draw evolution and changes that can draw destruction. "Fall of Giants" starts at the start of World War I with characters drawn from a conservative Earl of England and his liaison with his estate maid, his strong willed sister fighting for women's rights, to rugged Russian brothers who want to change their fate and a liberal German officer who will do anything for love. The war has changed their lives dramatically, the war has drawn their fate, can they bend with all of these changes or will they loose faith?

Only one author can face a challenge to write a trilogy base on (20th century) history and we readers can only trust one author who can surpass his last work and I give all praises to this author, Ken Follet. Book one "Fall of Giants" is filled not only with historical facts but it is filled with intrigue, suspense, twists and yes even of romance.

Now a word of caution. This is a heavy read but it doesn't mean that readers should be intimidated by it, readers just need to be ready for it. I started reading it about four months ago but I have to put it down because I need to know more "outside source" with regards to European history. Prior to re-reading this book I read a few historical base novels and watched tons of period dramas so for the second time around I submerged myself into reading this novel and I honestly savoured and enjoyed it much.

I highly recommend this book for everybody especially for readers who enjoy historical fiction.

A Five out of five stars --- as expected from Ken Follet.  

Enjoy the indulgence of reading a book for not a lot us now have the luxury to do so.



Charles Ravndal said...

Ooooh I should recommend this to my husband :)

Mykee said...

If he is drawn to European history this is a MUST READ!! Thanks for visiting my humble blog :)

Charles Ravndal said...

Oh yes! Our shelves are filled with books about WW2 and stuff like that. :)

It's always a pleasure visiting your blog :)