Very few novelists can switch from a male frame of mind to a female frame of mind and write well from that perspective. Follett seems to be one of the few who can. This book was well written and enjoyable, although the science could have been better explained. There were a few minor flaws in the plotting, but at the end you care about the characters, and that made the book worthwhile.
I was terribly disappointed in this book. I always look forward to reading Follet's books, but this was just tedious. I can't believe I even bothered to finish it.
Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.
I enjoyed this book, but it does not even come close to being as good as Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I just didn't get sucked into it as I have Follett's other novels. I'm sure one reason is because it was not nearly as intricate a plot and the characters were not as well developed. I'm not giving up on his books, but I think I'll stick to the historical fiction. I think that is where his true gift lies.
Yes, it's not a great book, but it's entertaining enough.Follett could have cut out a couple of hours.
I don't know.
Love all Ken Follett books. This was a great story and I really liked the narrator
Great suspense and the character development was really good
Follett Is one my favorite authors but this is by far my least favorite book he has ever written. He is a sensitive but exciting writer that appeals to both men and women. This book however was a total chick book and the whole cell phone issue was just silly. Move the setting to an area without cell reception or set it in a time prior to cell phones for gods sake.
Saying that he is still a great author... Just would not recommend this book.