Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families— American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through. In the third and last book of Ken Follett's Century Trilogy, Edge of. Eternity, the tumultuous events of the final years of the twentieth century are. Auteur: Visit site's Ken Follett Page | ISBN: | Langue: Français | Forme: PDF-EPUB Descripción Edge of Eternity Book Three.
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Read "Edge of Eternity Book Three of The Century Trilogy" by Ken Follett with Rakuten Kobo. Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy. HD8jud7bIUH - Read and download Ken Follett's book Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy in PDF, EPub online. Free Edge of Eternity: Book. Edge of Eternity book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Edge of Eternity is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ke.
It will confirm all your most devout beliefs about your world view. I found it awful View all 19 comments. Don't read further if you don't want some plot details spoiled. Are you a self important baby boomer who leans left in your political views? Well buddy, are you going to have the biggest rager of a boner reading this book.
Don't get me wrong, I devoured this book, and it starts off very strong. Most of the characters in the book start off likable. I realized pretty early on that at this point in the story, nearly all the characters are related by either blood or marriage, despite being on 3 different continents. Remember how likable most of the characters in both of the first two books were? The strong women?
The men up against these terrible World Wars but still fighting the good fight for their familes? Yeah, you sort of get that at the start of the book, but it doesn't last.
As some other reviewers have noted, the book does start off strong, but then sort of just starts jumping from one historic event to the next, all while glossing over or downplaying some important ones. Nixon, Reagan and the one right leaning character in the book are evil cartoon characters. Jimmy Carter is almost completely left out I wonder why? Some redeeming qualities are shown for Nixon, just before getting into the things he's known for.
None such for the Gipper, but I think part of that is that the story starts to go off the rails a bit in the 80's. Vietnam was pretty glossed over earlier, and I shit you not, there is not a single mention of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, despite there being two POV characters based out of the USSR and the theme of the USSR losing money and status being a central theme of the later chapters.
How is that sort of oversight possible? As for Nam, most of the characters in the story are affluent, so they didn't have to fight. One character gets drafted, and it's a bit of a stretch, and he spends all of about 2 pages in Nam. Another character goes over there and pulls a Jane Fonda. The portions about Nam can somewhat be forgiven from a "boots on the ground" POV stance, as Follett is never at his strongest when discussing combat. However, the absolute omission of the Soviet Afghan war is a really glaring mistake.
In the earlier books, Follett's strength was his human characters, and the terrible situations they're thrown in. These are families we've read about for 3 generations or more. It seems, that much like in real life, something was lost between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers. This is both a good thing, in that Follett acknowledges that the family did indeed grow weaker in that time period, and a bad thing as most of the characters are terrible people.
Remember Maud? How she loved her man so strongly, that she gave up her family and homeland to be with him? She loved him through two world wars, and stayed strong for her new and growing family. His best friend also his cousin , decides that this girl is fucking marriage material. Cheat on me and not feel bad about it? That's cool. Enable my cousin's heroin addiction? That's also cool, because I love you.
Sounds like the kind of gal you'd want your son to marry right? Oh, that wonderful young lady is also a POV character, ha ha.
That's a theme among the male characters in this book. All of them, without fail, are fucking chumps. Almost all of them are either cheated on, cheat themselves, or end up making some choices that require a bit of a leap on the readers part.
He's such a fucking dreamboat that the bitch doesn't get married until she's 60, withered up, and a literal cat lady. The Kennedy clan in general are portrayed as the polar opposites to the cartoonish Nixon and Reagan. Very little mention is made of Ted, the fat drunk Kennedy, I guess Follett couldn't quite whitewash him into a completely flattering light.
Her poor disabled, mostly impotent husband say it's all good.
She just as quickly ends the affair. It's almost as if Follett put that in there to ruin the one completely likable character in the story. So, you're probably thinking that I really disliked this book from that review, but that's untrue.
It was an entertaining read, and a page turner. It starts off very strongly and I had hoped it would be as enjoyable at the first two, but the enjoyment I got from the middle and end portions of the book came more from Follett's obvious bias and the reverse-Jamie Lannister character arcs of the POV characters. If you have read the first two books, definitely read this one to see how it ends, but I must warn you I mean, I groaned as soon as I saw the date posted at the top of the page.
I'll put another spoiler tag below and then discuss it, because it's the funniest, most ironic bit for me. Early in the story it's and rightfully so the segregationists, then Nixon, and lastly Reagan.
Now, for Reagan, he asserts that he's even worse than Tricky Dick, and that he got away with murdering innocents during the Iran-Contra affair. So what does Follett end on? You guessed it, the Barack Obama acceptance speech. For the scene, Follett has all of the black characters, who have fought so hard for civil rights throughout the first part of the book, all in one room watching the whole thing. Never mind that only Jacky and her son George are the only characters you care about in the room.
They have reached the top of the mountain! I guess Follett wanted to stop it there and not have the parts where Obama wins the Nobel peace prize, and then murders innocents with drones.
Hey, he'll get away with it though, the Gipper would be proud! I would also like to add another glaring omission from a book that tried to hit all the big moments of the 60's's. The moon landing! Not even a fucking mention!
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Because who doesn't read History.. View all 13 comments. First off, I cannot review this book without spoilers, so please, please read at your own risk. Maybe as a standalone version it would have been better received, but as the third of what had been a superb trilogy I was let down.
Why drop so many characters we were invested in the first two books and which in the closing of the second made it look like we should look forward to what happens to them? The second books ends with Erik Carla's broth First off, I cannot review this book without spoilers, so please, please read at your own risk.
The second books ends with Erik Carla's brother being enthusiastic with an East German uniform similar to how he had joined the Nazi Army before yet no mention of him, even in passing is made here. The second book ends with Volodya showing his scientist wife a Sears catalog. Nothing comes of that, and the book focuses on the fraternal twins of Volodya's sister whose marriage no one was thrilled about.
What about Billy Williams and his family? No payoffs for many of the characters we do get to follow, More than once Natalya keeps mentioning that she would like to escape to the West and that Vasilii her author friend deserves to get the recognition he deserves.
Would it have cost too much for Follet to add a 2 page chapter where he receives some accolades or maybe a fictional Nobel Prize of sorts once the Soviet Union has been dissolved? Maud dies, Grigory is visited on his death bed, what about the rest of the characters we loved and hated? A heavy political agenda. Basically liberals are good, conservatives are bad. Reagan should have been punished but wasn't, Bush 41 was clueless.
After a point I did not like it at all. Follet made one character conservative and made him a heavy cartoon of one.
Many people complained before me, too much pointless sex. Does he really have to tell us that a brother and sister do not mind seeing each other naked? Hiding in a women's lingerie store was a great idea for two women looking not to be followed, but comparing breasts? And that "if I was a lesbian" line? Plus the whole thing about Walli shaking hands with Karoly's husband and "seeing something" then Lilli remembering it was absurd.
Those are the things that disappointed me in a book I was soo looking forward to read. Sorry Ken, this onw gets only 3 stars. View all 9 comments. I can't wait to read this book! Fall of Giants and Winter of the World were so good I could hardly put them down. View all 8 comments. I read an advance copy of the third in the Century Trilogy Follett who is probably best know for his thrillers is also a great writer of historical fiction--Pillars of the Earth may be the best piece of historical fiction I ever read.
Edge of Eternity is not far behind. It is the monumental pages in my copy of a monumental time to The book was like reading a movie I mean that in a good way , story flowed, the characters flowed, it just worked.
Granted lots of literary licen I read an advance copy of the third in the Century Trilogy Follett who is probably best know for his thrillers is also a great writer of historical fiction--Pillars of the Earth may be the best piece of historical fiction I ever read. Granted lots of literary license to have his various families in the center of all that was happening, but how else could the story be told.
All in all it was a great read View all 6 comments. It pains me to give a Follett a low rating; however, this just wasn't good. Stock characters against the political background of the last half of the 20th century just made this story too long. And where was England in all of this turmoil? Not one single mention of Margaret Thatcher.
Seemed to be forcing a particular political agenda also As I said about the second book in the trilogy, too broad a canvas to be effective. View all 3 comments. O Tyranossaurus Rex Ufa!
Just kidding! Como sempre quase sempr O Tyranossaurus Rex Ufa! Como sempre quase sempre?! E assim fiz! Long, long long and boooooring.
I would say the first of this trilogy was the best I just didn't care about the characters, what happened, etc. It was not suspenseful or engaging. Sorry Ken Follett, I love you but not this book! View 2 comments. After reading well over 3, pages of material At least this writer does that for me. I cared deeply about these characters. It's funny I dream about the characters while I sleep at night, as if they are real people.
That's how powerful this trilogy was for me. And out of the 3 this one I could most relate to, because I was born in ,and the things happening in it up to , I saw on the news. I lived it, I experie After reading well over 3, pages of material I lived it, I experienced it. The first week this book was first put on the shelves, we drove to Independence, MO to visit my son ,and his new wife, who live there now.
So I look at several copies,before I decide that this is the one , I counted 5 people either asking an employee about where the latest Ken Follett novel is, or a couple people discussing how excited they were to read it.
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