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Old 02-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
The Doctor
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Anyone here read Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth? Hands down the best book I've ever read, easy. I highly recommend it to all of you.

It takes place in the 11th century, and tells the story of the construction of a Cathedral in the small, backwater village of Kingsbridge. The story is told from the points of view of three different people: Tom Builder, a talented but empoverished stonemason who dreams of building a cathedral; Philip of Kingsbridge, a Welsh monk who's lived his life in monasterial care and has a desperate passion to reform the Church; and Lady Aliena, the daughter of a disgraced Earl who swore an oath to her dying father to restore the family honour.

It has a more recent sequel, World Without End, which is equally as awesome. It takes place during the beginning on the Hundred Years War, as well as the first waves of the Black Death.

EDIT: Beat you to it, Adavardes.
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