2014 in Books-October

In October, I was only able to get through one 1,000+ page book, the long-awaited Edge of Eternity, the final book in the Century trilogy by Ken Follett.

The first two books were also 1,000+ pages, but I tore through them quickly. I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this last book.

Follett chronicles the lives of families from America, Russia, Germany and England through World War I & II. In the final installment of the trilogy, we find out what happens to the families through The Civil Rights Movement, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Watergate, etc.

Follett once again, brilliantly intertwines historical events with fictional drama. I was so eager to find out what happened to the characters I found a connection with in the first two books.

It was very emotionally charged to read how characters I have been following through the series viewed or interacted in very historical events such as; the assassination of President Kennedy, riots during The Civil Rights movement, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., etc.

I did feel that a chunk of more recent history was left out. I would have liked to see some of the events of the last decade included in the story and where the characters would have found their place in more modern times.

Overall, I loved this series. Follet finishes the story off nicely and brings some resolution to conflicts that were occurring over the series. I look forward to reading more of his works.

What did you read in October?

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