Wednesday, July 21, 2010

THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH

Ken Follett's epic tale of medieval passion and greed . . . the building of a great cathedral . . . and of course lots of gratuitous slicing and dicing . . .



. . .opens on STARZ Friday 23 July at 10 pm ET/PT



I have a lot of respect for Ken Follett as a writer and as a worthy man. His novels are good; he also wrote On Wings of Eagles, the true story of how two employees of Ross Perot were rescued from Iran during the revolution of 1979. This book was made into a miniseries with Richard Crenna as Ross Perot and Burt Lancaster as Colonel 'Bull' Simons.

Dan Pfitzer (who shared a tiger cage with Nick Rowe for three years in the U Minh Forest) once told me that he advised Ken Follett's on the research phase of this book; my respect for Ken went up even more.

- Sean Linnane

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