Ok, so I'm currently reading this INCREDIBLE book (well, technically I'm listening to it on Audible)!!! For some reason I have a real stubborn streak - when I hear a ton of people talking about something, I always feel like a follower if I jump on the bandwagon. That's what happened with this book. Also happened with Facebook, which I finally joined, and now am officially obsessed with. :)
So anyway, I didn't want to read it because:
1. It looked really boring. Who wants to read a book about how to build a cathedral??
2. I had a ton of people reco this book to me, but no one went into detail about why they liked it. Hence the bandwagon syndrome I mentioned earlier.
3. It looked really boring.
I admit it - I judge a book by it's cover.
Now I'm just over halfway through, and I can't stop listening! It has all the great elements of a classic! Bodice-ripping heroines vs. corrupt knights! Evil Priest vs. Good Priest! The struggle for survival! True Love! Alcoholics! Family drama! Curses! Witches! The Devil! God!
Pillars of the Earth really is a great book so far - it combines great writing with a KILLER story. So far.... one hell of a book!
What do you think? Comment away! Have you read it? Planning on reading it? Anything you want to know about it so far?