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Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy (udgave 2012)

af Ken Follett

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Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
Medlem:latorreliliana
Titel:Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy
Forfattere:Ken Follett
Info:Signet (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 960 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Fall of Giants af Ken Follett

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    Verdens vinter af Ken Follett (WiJiWiJi)
  2. 30
    Intet nyt fra vestfronten af Erich Maria Remarque (mcenroeucsb)
  3. 20
    War and Remembrance af Herman Wouk (mcenroeucsb)
  4. 10
    The Winds of War af Herman Wouk (mcenroeucsb)
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    På kanten af evigheden af Ken Follett (WiJiWiJi)
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    Nicholas and Alexandra af Robert K. Massie (ddelmoni)
    ddelmoni: Non-fiction that reads like a novel.
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    King Coal af Upton Sinclair (owen1218)
  8. 02
    En Verden gik under af Upton Sinclair (marieke54)
    marieke54: Volume 1 of Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series (that ends in the middle of the Cold War), a project similar to Follett's intended Century Trilogy.
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Cinco famílias, cinco países e cinco destinos marcados por um período dramático da história. Queda de gigantes, primeiro volume da trilogia "O Século", de Ken Follett, começa no despertar do século XX, quando ventos de mudança ameaçam o frágil equilíbrio de forças existente – as potências da Europa estão prestes a entrar em guerra, os trabalhadores não aguentam mais ser explorados pela aristocracia e as mulheres clamam por seus direitos.

De maneira brilhante, Follett descreve a saga de famílias de diferentes origens e apresenta os fatos sob os mais diversos pontos de vista. Na Grã-Bretanha, o destino dos Williams, uma família de mineradores de Gales do Sul, acaba irremediavelmente ligado por amor e ódio ao dos aristocráticos Fitzherberts, proprietários da mina de carvão onde Billy Williams vai trabalhar aos 13 anos e donos da bela mansão em que sua irmã, Ethel, é governanta.

Na Rússia, dois irmãos órfãos, Grigori e Lev Peshkov, seguem rumos opostos. Um deles vai atrás do sonho americano e o outro se junta à revolução bolchevique. A guerra interfere na vida de todos. O alemão Walter von Ulrich tem que se separar de seu amor, lady Maud, e ainda lutar contra o irmão dela, o conde Fitz. Nem mesmo o americano Gus Dewar, o assessor do presidente Wilson que sempre trabalhou pela paz, escapa dos horrores da frente de batalha.

Enquanto a ação se desloca entre Londres, São Petersburgo, Washington, Paris e Berlim, Queda de gigantes retrata um mundo em rápida transformação, que nunca mais será o mesmo. O século XX está apenas começando.
  matheus1berto21 | Jul 15, 2021 |
I'll continue on with this series just because I'm a completist, but I found it to be rather ponderous. I haven't read other reviews or interviews with Ken Follett, but I wonder if he considers this series his own War and Peace. ( )
  ltrahms | Jul 13, 2021 |
An epic historical novel centered on World War I, and several families (British, American, Russian and German.) Follett weaves his usual magic, creating compelling characters, twisted love lives and relationships, battle between the wealthy and poor, etc. I thought it was well researched although some of the random meetings between characters were a bit far fetched given the scope of the undertaking. Even so, I am looking forward to reading the next installment of the Century Trilogy. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
I slogged through the 13 hour ABRIDGED version; can't imagine how droll might be the 30 hour book. I had a hard time staying with this one. There are several plot lines, representing people and families....makes it hard to follow. The details of their lives are excruciating. Since it's a historical novel, we all knew the background and the characters react to the situation appropriately. I did finish it; but, I won't bother reading #2 and #3--there's more to life than a long, boring trilogy. ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 14, 2021 |
3.5 stars

This is set mostly during WWI. The story follows multiple characters in Wales, England, Germany, Russia and the United States.

It was good. Very long, but good. I found I wasn't as interested in the politics (no surprise here) and the war, but was more interested in the characters' personal lives, and the female characters, as well as the fight for women's right to vote. Throughout most of the book, I didn't think I'd continue on with the trilogy, but I think it depends what the sequel will focus on. I'd be more interested if there is more focus on Germany at that time period where this one left off, but I'll have to look into it. I listened to the audio, and the narrator was very good - he does amazing accents, and had so many to do in this book. I had to get past his voice, though, at the beginning, as he also narrated an audio I found incredibly boring. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 8, 2021 |
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Trotz peinlicher Sexszenen auf Groschenromanniveau und wie Untertassen dahinfliegender Dialoge: Ken Folletts neuer Roman ist gut recherchiert und freundlich-sozialdemokratisch - einer Verfilmung im Öffentlich-Rechtlichen steht nichts im Weg.
 
Die Aufteilung von erfundenen Schicksalen und weltgeschichtlich verbürgten Ereignissen löst Follett perfekt.
tilføjet af lophuels | RedigerFocus, Jobst-Ulrich Brand (Oct 12, 2010)
 
Overall, Follett is ­masterly in conveying so much drama and historical information so vividly. He puts to good use the professional skills he has honed over the years — giving his characters a conversational style neither pseudo-quaint nor jarringly contemporary. That works well. And for all his belief in the redemptive quality of liberal humanism, he makes sure not to endow his characters with excessively modern sensibilities. As for the occasional cliché — well, unless you’re Tolstoy, you’re not going to have the time or the ability to be original throughout your 1,000-page blockbuster. Ken Follett is no Tolstoy, but he is a tireless storyteller, and although his tale has flaws, it’s grippingly told, and readable to the end.
tilføjet af lophuels | RedigerNew York Times, Roger Boylan (Sep 30, 2010)
 
Despite all this, "Fall of Giants" offers pleasures that more than compensate for its lack of literary finesse. Follett may not be Tolstoy, but he knows how to tell a compelling, well-constructed story. Once its basic elements are in place, the narrative acquires a cumulative, deceptively effortless momentum.
 
La caída de los gigantes sumerge al lector en una historia cargada de épica. Ésta primera novela, que forma parte de una trilogía, sigue los destinos de cinco familias diferentes a lo largo y ancho del mundo. Desde América a Alemania, Rusia, Inglaterra y Gales, Follet sigue la evolución de sus personajes a través de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y las primeras luchas por los derechos de la mujer.

Como siempre, Follet pone un especial interés por su tierra natal, Gales, al comenzar con la historia de Billy Williams, un sencillo minero; en América encontramos a Gus Dewar, un estudiante de derecho con el corazón partido por un desengaño amoroso. En Rusia, dos hermanos huérfanos, Grigori y Lev se ven en medio de una revolución que trastoca sus vidas y acaba por separar sus caminos. Como nudo entre las historias encontramos a la hermana de Williams, quien trabaja en Inglaterra como ama de llaves de Lady Fitzherbert, enamorada de un espía alemán, Walter von Ulrich.

Poco a poco estos personajes irán encontrándose a medida que la inmensa maquinaria creada por Follet avance, tan deprisa y violenta como el principio del siglo XX en el que se ven inmersos.
tilføjet af Pakoniet | RedigerLecturalia
 

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