Big Book Summer Challenge is hosted by Sue @ Book by Book. It's an easy one -- read at least one book over 400 pages. That means we can read as many big books as we have time and inclination for. I knew immediately which book I've always seemed too busy to read. Its 973 pages have proved a barrier, which I hope to conquer before Labor Day weekend. Here's my one and only choice:
The Pillars of the Earth ~ by Ken Follett, 1989, fiction (England)
The building of a mighty Gothic cathedral in England in the twelfth
century sets the stage for a story of intrigue and power, revenge and
betrayal, faith, ambition, and bloodshed. It's about ...
✓ Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known.
✓ Tom, the mason who becomes his architect, a man divided in his soul.
✓ Lady Aliena, beautiful, elusive, and haunted by a secret shame.
It's about a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother.