A review of this — 4 years ago
I finally got around to reading this book after a friend recommended it several years ago, and I wish I’d taken it up sooner!
This is the colossal story of how the fictitious, 12th-century Kingsbridge Cathedral in England was dreamed of, designed, built, rebuilt and finally achieved its ultimate glory. The entire cast of characters, down to the very mundane aspects of their lives, is painted realistically and in great detail. I really appreciated that the author poured his heart and soul into telling the entire story, despite it resulting in a quite lengthy and intimidating book. I reveled in the amount of detail offered — it only served to fascinate me further about this time period. The only thing that could have improved the story is if Kingsbridge Cathedral had been real.