Originally Posted by mkporter
Pillars of the Earth is an awesome book, and if anyone in this thread hasn't read it, they should. Did you read the sequel? Not as good, but still worth reading, IMO.
I did just read "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and it was pretty good. First book of an unfinished trilogy, however. Not as intricate as Pillars or GoT, but an interesting world and good story.
Pillars was ok.... found myself getting angry at characters for the situations they put themselves in.. Lonesome Dove is a good historical fiction, although different time period than Pillars of the Earth. I like the characters MUCH better in Lonesome Dove. I like David Gemmell a lot too, his Troy series was pretty awesome.