Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants - Ken Follett If there is one thing that can be said about Mr. Follett it would be that he certainly does not shy away from epic topics. In this book he moves from the medieval world of his last two epics to tackle the world during WW1, the Russion Revolution and the beginning of the movement for women’s equality. We meet five families of varying nationalities and follow them as they live through these monumental times in history. Of course, eventually these families interact and that is the basis for the story, wrapped in the events of history.

This is a BIG book … workout or doorstop BIG! However, Mr. Follett’s particular talent lies in his ability to not lose his characters by getting bogged down in the history. This makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, and often accidentally informative, read. I am looking forward to the next installment in the “Century Trilogy”.