you will probably enjoy this book. Indeed,I think I enjoyed Sarum more because I had listened to Pillars first. Pillars covered a smaller time period in more detail. Sarum covered more time in less detail.
Starting in pre-historic times, the book is a series of short stories, following a family through thousands of years and showcasing many historic events.
Although this is already a very long book, it seems that, just about the time I am really enjoying the characters and story, it abruptly ends. Then you are moved forward hundreds or thousands of years to find the family's descendants involved in another historical event.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is how Rutherford shows which people are related to whom in each prior story through physical characteristics, personality and surname evolution.
If you like history, genealogy, England - you will enjoy this story.
Pillars of the Earth
No, but I enjoyed this one.
I would not rename it. The name is perfect.
WOW! I don't know how I have missed this Pulitzer prize winner. It reminds me of The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fried Green Tomatoes and Gone With the Wind all at once. It has elements of racism, society in the 1960's small Southern town, forbidden love, oppression of women. The characters are unforgettable, very well developed. I have known a few people like those in the book. Do they exist only in the South? Why the story about the moonshine still? How did William feel about women? What does Margaret think about anything? And how about all the ancestral spirits? Please, Audible, get some more books by Mrs. Grau.
the self sufficiency, self-awareness.
His relationship with the cannibals. First, he thinks they should be killed. Then he comes to realize he doesn't have that right. Who is to say whose beliefs are 'correct'? When he saves Friday from the cannibals. It is interesting that Crusoe teaches Friday the word 'master' first.
Also, the parrot and what the parrot says.
no - very enjoyable
I love P D James in general. But why did she write this? I was hoping for Jane Austen like prose - not even James can mimic the great Austen.
Write more like Jane Austen
the male voices just don't work
yes - to pick up on all the clues I missed the first time around
The doctor. To ask him how he felt about the family.
The most memorable moment was when the pup found his boy again.
The dog - in all his reincarnations - was my favorite character.
I hope that dogs are reincarnated, since I have had the privilege of knowing two very special ones. It is pleasant to think that they may be bringing joy into the lives of others.
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