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Subject: KEN FOLLETT---Book suggestions?
Date Posted: 8/12/2007 11:27 PM ET
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I'm reading THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, and I love it!    Looking forward to the sequel WORLD WITHOUT END, which will be released this October ( 18 years after the publication of THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH!)

I would love to read more of his other books......any suggestions?

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:01 AM ET
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As you will see from my signature, Pillars is my favorite book ever!  I've read a lot of Follett's books.  I would recommend A Dangerous Fortune to you next, as it's more similar to POTE than many of his thrillers.  The thrillers I've really enjoyed are The Key to Rebecca and The Man from St. Petersburg

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:29 AM ET
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NIGHT OVER WATER is wonderful....."can't put it down" book!!!!!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:29 AM ET
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Thanks Amy,  I looked up your suggestions and thy are all very intriquing!  And are added to my TBR list.

A DANGEROUS FORTUNE--A story of ambition and corruption in England during the second half of the 19 century.

THE MAN FROM ST. PETERSBURG--About a Russian anarchist sent to London to commit  murder.

A KEY TO REBECCA--A nazi spy tries to steal secrets from the British in Egypt.

Has anyone read JACKDAWS--A story about women spies droped into occupied France before D-Day?  Are there any Ken Follett novels you would NOT recommend?

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:36 AM ET
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I don't recommend The Hammer of Eden or The Third Twin.   Not up to his usual work, IMO.  Neither made me want those hours of my life back, but neither was great.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:09 AM ET
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Hi June,  (Your girls  Abigail and Emily are adorable!)  NIGHT OVER WATER goes on my TBR list too!  I worked as a international flight attendant , so I'm interested in any plots involving planes.  One of the reviewers called the book  "SHIP OF FOOLS  meets the Pan Am Clipper!" And gave it 4 stars.  Looking forward to reading it!  

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:17 PM ET
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 Hi Anna!

My husband is a HUGE fan of Ken Follett, and he said "Hornet Flight" which is posted on my bookshelf was one of the best books he had read!

You might give it a try.

Munro (Barbara I.)

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:28 PM ET
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 I agree, Hornet Flight is great!!!!!

 

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 2:01 PM ET
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I liked JACKDAWS.  I think I have it around somewhere; I'll list it when I find it.

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:29 PM ET
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BTW, I've got A Place Called Freedom and Code to Zero on my shelf.  I had The Key to Rebecca, but it went out with a box of books yesterday.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 8:51 AM ET
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I recommend Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett. It's one of his earliest novels and it takes place during WWII. It's one of the best suspense novels I've ever read.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 5:08 PM ET
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Anna, I am currently a FA(not much international) Loved Night over water.  Could you imagine working as a FA during those times.  Any way I just read MayDay - very far fetched but fun.  Also Lynne Heitman writes about the airline industry.   Hard Landing and Tarmac.  Have First Class Murder on order.

JackDaws was great.  If you all like WWII - "An Unlikely Spy" by Dan Silva is great. 

 

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 2:38 AM ET
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Thank you all for the great suggestions!  Has anyone heard anything about Folletts new book, WORLD WITHOUT END?



Last Edited on: 9/27/07 10:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/26/2007 5:10 PM ET
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I came across this information and wanted to share it:

WORLD WITHOUT END will be out Oct. 7th.  The novel is a return to Kingsbridge England 200 years later (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH.)  The story deals with the fate of several of the off spring of PILLARS' families.  It also covers the wars with France and the Black Plague.  It took Follett 3 years to write and its predicted to be a best seller.  I'm looking forward to reading it!

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 5:11 PM ET
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I listened the the audio version of Eye of the Needle several years ago - it was excellent! I still remember sitting the in the car with a co-worker long after we arrived at our destination (we were driving to a conference) waiting to find a good spot to stop the tape because we were both on the edge of our seats. He and I still laugh about how riveted we were by that book tape.