Last month I had the good fortune of being given a galley copy of Follett’s latest book, Fall of Giants. It will be available in stores on September 28, 2010. What a delight – 987 pages about five main characters from different western countries at the turn of last century. What I liked best was seeing the interconnectedness between the social, political, and geographic histories – individual and national – as World War I came and went. I would especially recommend it to high school upper classman trying to keep all of the various social moments straight in the early 20th Century.
My only regret is that I will have to wait years before I get to read book II and III since Fall of Giants is the first in the Trilogy.