The Greatest Stories Ever Told?

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Five of the Greatest Stories Ever Told to Man, by Man

The greatest stories ever told! An everlasting debate. Stories abound in glorious resplendence, which one cannot but regard with awe and incredulity virtually akin to horror.

Consequently, this is by no means a list of the greatest stories ever told. It would be quite impossible to compile such a list. What I have here, for your consideration, are the first three prospective additions to such a list. By all means, feel free to disagree.

         The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King

First on the list is a blockbuster of a story spanning over 7 books, (with a few reprises added for good measure). The Dark Tower Series is a mammoth of a narrative, a marvellous epic and, rightly so, the center of Mr King’s amazing creative universe. Located at the node point of the End-World, amid a sea of singing blood-red roses, lies the heart of all worlds; The Dark Tower.

The story follows Roland Deschain’s long and arduous odyssey across the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mid-World, drawn towards The Dark Tower. The world is in drift, the very fabric of existence is at its breaking point, and the alignment of time and space is failing. The only hope for the world rests on Roland, and his unassuming ensemble, striving to stabilize the Tower.

Stephen King explores the limits of human imagination, with effortless aplomb, in this thrilling adventure. A world of magic, science, and wonder, this is quite assuredly the best fantasy book series I ever read.

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          Jackdaws - Ken Follet

In the summer of 2009, my mum stumbled upon a novel sold by a roadside vendor. That is my story of finding Jackdaws. “Take, I bought this for you”, she said. I opened the first page and the rest, as they say, is history.

Jackdaws is a story which can be described in one word; temerity. The assault against Nazi Germany is nearing its climax, and the stakes have never been higher. Felicity “Flick” Clariet leads an all-female team on a daring mission to infiltrate the heart of German communications; the largest telephone exchange in Europe. A simple plan leads to very complicated results when it turns out the Germans are waiting for them with plans of their own.

Jackdaws is a story which speaks for itself. It is evidence of Ken Follet’s marvellous mastery of the art of storytelling. A definite must-read!

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         Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

This is perhaps the entry that needs very little introduction. If you haven’t read the book, you must have seen the film adaptation or at least heard about it. Once again laying the foundations of the story in unsettling facts, Dan Brown insists upon creating unconventional thrillers.

This time around, Robert Langdon finds himself caught in the cross-hairs of the most powerful underground organization; The Illuminati. A stimulating race against time, Langdon embarks on a frantic hunt to save the Vatican City from total destruction.

A fiery transnational page-turner, Angels & Demons travels from informative epiphanies to dark realities as the struggle between science and religion turns to full-scale war.

Catch up with the next post for the last but by no means whatsoever the least, two books.

Stay tuned!

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