Sunday, July 24, 2011
Read Any Good Books Lately?
I just finished reading Fall of Giants, Book one of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett. I finished reading in the wee hours of the morning. This historical fiction followed five families from USA, England and Wales, Germany, and Russia before World War 1, through the war, and just after the war. The most likeable characters were the Welsh family Ethel and Billy Williams specifically, and the Russian Grigori. When Billy defended himself against charges of treason, you feel like cheering for him. The reader follows Billy from a 13 year old boy working in the mines for rich unethical mine mangaers until he and his sister win seats as Members of Parliament in post war Britain. It is clear that somehow all their lives will intersect. I can't wait to read the other two books.