I have just finished Ken Follet's new mega-novel, Fall of Giants. It is excellent. This is the sort of tale usually accompanied by the adjective "sweeping". I know many of you loved this author's 12th century novels (Pillars of the Earth and World Without End). This new novel begins with the tensions leading to World War I, and follows five different families (English, Welch, American, German and Russian) as their worlds spin apart. This was especially interesting to me - the fictional American family lived in turn-of-the-century Buffalo, New York, where I grew up. It was great fun for me to recognize the landmarks, streets, etc. described by the author.
Enjoy! All 800 pages of it!
Recommended by Ann Martin