This is more a review on Ken Follett than Pillars of the earth, but I think Pillars is the best book he has written. I couldn't put it down. I love reading and I like a cracking good adventure, a really good yarn, and the only author who I thought could really come up with the goods was Wilbur Smith.
Then I read a couple of Ken Follett's, and was instantly hooked.
I think he is really versatile. he can write an adventure set around the time of the Jacobite rebellion (A Place called freedom), set in the 18th century - and write another book on a completely different subject, set 600 years earlier. But he really has done his homework and takes you into the sights, sounds and smells of the period in his books. He has the ability to describe a passionate bedroom scene, and then describe the gory details of a battle, that make you think you are actually there. Amazing!! I thought only Wilbur Smith could do that.
If you enjoy a book with battles, fights, loads of sex, passion, intrigue, treachery, the full monty, look no further than Ken Follett