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Fall of Giants review â 103 characters Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ken Follett E to America fall foul of war conscription and revolution In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity Fall Of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. Enjoyed the way historic events are intertwined with the fate of five families of different walks of life and nationalities Ken Follett manages to tell a story and include details describing the end of the Edwardian era the dawn of the Russian empire and the Prussian military ambitions This is an epic tale that eually focuses on Welsh miners or Russian workers and on the aristocrats The fourth star is for keeping me interested NYX Wannabe collects NYX #1 7 revolution In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity Fall Of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. Enjoyed the way historic events are intertwined with the fate of five families of different walks of life and nationalities Ken Follett manages to tell a story and include details describing the end of the Edwardian era the dawn of the Russian empire and the Prussian military ambitions This is an epic tale that eually focuses on Welsh miners or Russian workers and on the aristocrats The fourth star is for keeping me interested

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Fall of Giants review â 103 characters Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ken Follett This is an epic of love hatred war and revolution This is a huge novel that follows five families through the world shaking dramas of the First World War the Russian Revolution and the struggle for votes for women It is 1911 The Coronation Day of King George V The Williams a Welsh coal mining family is linked by rom. One of the early reviews I read stated that this book lacked one of Follett s infamous villains I disagree The ultimate villain in this enormous book is clearly war and perhaps the arrogance of world leaders I ve always had a difficult time understanding the why surrounding World War 1 and this book helps put it in perspective even if it is fiction I remember learning in history class that the US got involved because the Germans torpedoed the Lusitania And it did play a part but that happened in 1915 and the US didn t declare war on Germany until late 1917early 1918 I STILL don t understand why Germany got all the blamewasn t it the Austria Hungary Empire that started the war for NOT backing down to a fight with Serbia Obviously WW1 was fought because a bunch of arrogant world leaders didn t want to look weak Looking back they all look like spineless jerks that killed millions of people because they wanted to rule the world By destroying the German economic system after all the fighting was done they helped Hitler gain power and kill millions in WW2 Way to go early 20th century world leadersthanks for all the memoriesI really enjoyed this book and think it s worth it for everyone to read While the beginning was a little slow primarily because of all the character introduction reuired it picked up speed and was difficult to put down despite how heavy it wasIf you liked this try John Jakes North and South trilogy I really think that Fall of Giants is for the 20th century what North and South was for the Civil WarReview of Book 2 Winter of the World The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line revolution This is a huge novel that follows five families through the world shaking dramas of the First World War the Russian Revolution and the struggle for votes for women It is 1911 The Coronation Day of King George V The Williams a Welsh coal mining family is linked by Tree Spirited Woman rom. One of the early A Better Man reviews I Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions read stated that this book lacked one of Follett s infamous villains I disagree The ultimate villain in this enormous book is clearly war and perhaps the arrogance of world leaders I ve always had a difficult time understanding the why surrounding World War 1 and this book helps put it in perspective even if it is fiction I Court of Twilight Forbidden Magic Book 3 remember learning in history class that the US got involved because the Germans torpedoed the Lusitania And it did play a part but that happened in 1915 and the US didn t declare war on Germany until late 1917early 1918 I STILL don t understand why Germany got all the blamewasn t it the Austria Hungary Empire that started the war for NOT backing down to a fight with Serbia Obviously WW1 was fought because a bunch of arrogant world leaders didn t want to look weak Looking back they all look like spineless jerks that killed millions of people because they wanted to Double Persephone rule the world By destroying the German economic system after all the fighting was done they helped Hitler gain power and kill millions in WW2 Way to go early 20th century world leadersthanks for all the memoriesI The Paralegal Professional really enjoyed this book and think it s worth it for everyone to The Black Velvet Gown read While the beginning was a little slow primarily because of all the character introduction Kitsune Matsuri The Open Gateway reuired it picked up speed and was difficult to put down despite how heavy it wasIf you liked this try John Jakes North and South trilogy I دیوان بلخ really think that Fall of Giants is for the 20th century what North and South was for the Civil WarReview of Book 2 Winter of the World

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Fall of Giants review â 103 characters Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ken Follett Ance and enmity to the Fitzherberts aristocratic coal mine owners Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich a spy at the German Embassy in London Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to US President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers whose plans to emigrat. Do not say that I don t like historical fiction because I do Do not even say I don t like Follett because I rather do In fact this highly praised and very thick volume I d been anticipating eagerly both because I had pleasant memories from The Pillars of the Earth and because currently I am rather WWI mad I read Tuchman s classic works Maddox Ford not to mention Hemingway and Remarue because I am fascinated by the subjectSo what in the world went wrong with this bookThis story which is like many Folletts incredibly wide in scope and encompasses a decade about fifty characters and several countries described the beginning of the 20th century with a special focus so the book blurb claims on WWI It begins with a prologue in 1911 though the main thrust of the book occurs in 1914 and ends with an epilogue in 1924 The title Fall of Giants is rather deceptive one may think it refers to the fall of empires which was brought about chiefly by WWI but in fact it refers to the fall of aristocraciesHere begin our issues While the historical research that went into this book is clearly good though with occasional snags and eyebrow raising issues the lens through which it was painted is speculative and political Follett chooses to view everything women s suffrage personal relations random little uarrels and especially the World War as one big struggle of the workingman and the people against their oppressors the upper classesCommence problemsFor one you simply cannot simplify an entire era to class struggle Clearly it played a significant role in the politics and life of the period but there is a good chance that WWI actually was not an issue of class struggle It had its own set of complex and unpleasant reasons and some of them were class related while the majority was not Secondly at the beginning of the 20th century especially one cannot write the class differences in the same way one does in the 11th century or whenever it was that The Pillars of the Earth was set Relationships changed notions changed actually improved somewhat and it becomes that much difficult to present upper class people as the villains as ones assuming they are born to command or and this bothered me especially as uniformly stupidThe book came out with gems like all the officers were idiots all the sergeants were smart or something in that vein Sergeants being working class while officers of course belonged to the upper classes There is definitely everything in the world to be said for merit but the notion that in a huge conscripted army officers as a whole had not a scrap of talent among them is almost a statistical impossibilityThe problem is not the mere presentation of the facts it is well known that they were not much better than Follett presents and in some ways even worse though generally the guilty parties were not so much the nobility any as the great industrialists The problem is that he shoves everything and every situation into the same tired framework presents even uarrels of ideology in the light of if two women from different classes fight the upper class arrogance must be at fault and has some serious trouble determining who people are For instance in the description of the Russian revolution he seems to neatly forget that the middle classes are as much people as the factory workers are The same is true for certain situations in EnglandThe double standard the author applies tends to show in intelligence awareness common sense Now there s a pretty reverse prejudice for you people of the working classes universally seem to possess common sense and presence of mind in the real world than their airy upper class counterparts This propensity is so universal it practically smacks of stereotyping and emotional breadth After 920 pages it tires one uicklyIf the novel s only problem were excessive political correctness expressed also in the descriptions of the war itself I would chalk it up to modern sensibilities misplaced perhaps but generally laudable Though it still irritates me I should not criticize the novel so severely as meant for the popular reader it seems that the historical writer almost feels obliged today to prop up the wretched of this world Unfortunately these are not its own detriments The author once again in a nod to popular modern literature makes much of passionate love ascension from the everyman and the superiority of that same everyman All topics which are the permeating slogans of the present day but whose actual validity is dubiousIt s astonishing how many of his positive characters somehow wind up in key political roles Two siblings from the same family not to mention some three or four others The coincidences that are created to somehow bring these characters to the top walks of life are not particularly inspired nor endearingThe writing itself though was the straw that broke the camel s back for me A well written book should be able to cover up for its flaws with the language it uses this one sadly only emphasized themThe problem appears to be twofold the author writes a shopping list rather than a story He went He came He sat down he saw her Even I amateurish writer though I am know better than to do that Also the transitions sometimes within the same paragraph itself sometimes between paragraphs are fantastically awkward We may well have the sentence He picked up the glass The war was beginning He put the glass down He also manages to turn such events as a birth out of a hospital the battle of the Somme and a family throwing its daughter out to completely maudlin and uotidian The second problem with the writing is that it is staggeringly unabashedly didactic Follett clearly writes for an audience which he supposes to be clueless and makes no effort at all to conceal the history and sociology lessons he is giving That also makes the dialogue sound awful along the lines of You know of course that H H Asuith the current prime minister Who in the world talks like that Nobody in their right mind His speech writing is tortuous in exactly the opposite way of Ford Madox Ford s elliptical ambiguity and murder one s sense of reality in almost the same wayI wish this were a better book because I wanted very much a good book that deals with WWI I wish this were the wide scope sweeping thrilling epic it s supposed to be because there is nothing enjoyable than an epic that leaves you breathless gulping it down wanting Something like M M Kay s Far Pavilions without the colonialism I wish it were all of these things but it really isn t It s a book far too long for its own good on the one hand and not nearly long or detailed enough on the other The author gulped down so much time and space he literally has no time or room to descent to descriptions much It s a didactic preachy fantastically un nuanced piece of writing which suffers from laundry0list ualities and apparently did not go through the capable hands of an editor


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  • Hardcover
  • 985
  • Fall of Giants
  • Ken Follett
  • English
  • 19 November 2019
  • 9780525951650