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Ken Follett was only twenty-seven years old when he wrote the award-winning EYE OF THE NEEDLE, which became an international bestseller. His acclaimed book PILLARS OF THE EARTH was voted one of the 100 most popular books in Britain by the BBC’s The Big Read and its sequel WORLD WITHOUT END received critical acclaim. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

BookNever
AuthorKen Follett
LanguageEnglish
Size3.3 MB
Pages813
CategoryNovel

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Never is an extraordinary novel filled with heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. Brimming with warning wisdom for our times, it offers a visceral and harrowing read that pushes the reader to the brink of the unimaginable.

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Wait, another new Follett? Just a year ago there was Kingsbridge IV! What happened to the usual three-year intervals? Yes, the 72-year-old has published a new novel, and it’s quite thick again (800+ pages). And he is a typical Follett in many ways. But in many ways just not. And that’s the good thing here too.

The obvious, of course, is that it’s not the historical novel, the first since White Out 16 years ago. Now “Never” is set, with a slightly altered reality. The United States is ruled by a woman (a moderate Republican) and there is not a single real character in the entire book. Even the cities were made up and it took me quite a while to realize that even a sunken aircraft carrier is very realistic and yet made up. But everything in this book sounds very real and not far-fetched. Scarily real.

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Because it is? Follett wondered if it is possible today to wage a war that no one really wants. Like the First World War. As he researched Fall of Giants, he wondered if that could still happen today. He chose the US and China as opponents (the Europeans are practically not mentioned and the Russians are somewhere in a subordinate clause). And the scenario he develops sounds believable.

It starts with an almost insignificant incident (people are dying, but that would be just a little agency story today), and then spirals up. And higher and higher. It’s a bit like Breaking Bad, where you also wonder how far Walter White could have gone, where he actually crossed the red line. It’s all so terribly logical.

Wait, “sunken aircraft carrier”? So, a war novel? Ken Follett becomes Tom Clancy? Not at all. Yes, military operations are taking place, but that is background. The main plot is clearly political. It is a diplomatic thriller. Conference rooms instead of battlefields. Bored? No problem. And you don’t have to have a political degree to follow the plot (I mean, my political degree doesn’t help here either).

He’s very much a Ken Follett all over again because he thinks of his readership. The plot is complex but not complicated; branched but not confused. There are a lot of Chinese leads, and of course the names are more unusual to us than if they were called John or James. But in reality it is always clear who it is without having to look for it.

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I find the framed story of the President and her husband unnecessary, but whatever. On the other hand, it’s very nice that Follett isn’t Follett this time around, character-wise. There was always a scoundrel as the great antagonist of the impeccable hero. Here the Americans seem more understanding than the Chinese (of course, democracy versus communism, I know which side to choose).

But the actions of the Chinese are also quite understandable, and Follett is not one-dimensional here. Rather, it is the struggle between moderates and reformers on the one hand and hardliners and warmongers on the other. It reminded me a lot of The Giants: the Chinese protagonist and his headstrong father are the exact resemblance of the German count and his father in the novel about the outbreak of the First World War.

The end of the Never book surprised me. That’s also unusual for Follett. I mean, at the end… oh, read for yourself. It’s fun.

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