Here you will find selected letters you have written (earlier ones over the years are here), and a quick quiz.
I received these letters recently, and thought you would enjoy them as much as I did…
From: John L. Smith
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2004
Your writing is peerless. I first found ‘Code to Zero’ in a local pharmacy, and I haven’t stopped reading you since. While I will buy other authors from time to time, your list of titles is always my favorite. Just when I think it won’t get any better, I pick up the next title… ‘Lie Down with Lions’ was a show-stopper for me, then my wife brought me ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Yesterday for my birthday, she gave me ‘Hornet Flight’ and ‘The Man from St. Petersburg’. I can’t wait to get started.
I work as a firefighter and have spare time at the end of each day which I fill with recreational reading. Your writings are most captivating to me, and I sincerely look forward to beginning the next title.
John L. ‘Smitty’ Smith
From: Manju Malhi
Sent: Sunday, July 4, 2004
I would just like to say that being a female, I used to buy ‘chick literature’ but I found many of them unfulfilling. Then, I picked up the ‘Pillars of the Earth’. And ever since, I think I have read almost every title that you have published.
I am now convincing many of my female friends to read your novels. The covers often give the impression that the book is a war/conflict story just for men. I’m sure he has cornered the female market but perhaps making the jackets a little more female friendly would get the girls reading.
I am currently reading ‘Hornet Flight’ and can’t wait for your next work.
From: Andreas Zimmermann
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2004
I have now finished your book ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ and I can tell, that I love the way you are writing. My first book of you was ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and I have also read ‘Night over Water’. I don’t now any other writer who has such a wide spead field of themes. I think I will surely read all of your books.
From: Batia Macales
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004
I really love all of your books. You are a very creative guy and I enjoyed ‘Eye of the Needle’, ‘Lie Down with Lions’, and now I am in the middle of ‘Code to Zero’. Thanks for hours of enjoyment.
From: Javier Marrodán
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004
I am a boy from Navarra. I am 14 years old. Last year I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and for me (and for a lot of people) it is the best book. When I was reading I thougth I was living in the Middle Age with Jack, Aliena, Tom and all of the characters. I am going to read other books like ‘On Wings of Eagles’. Iook forward to a second part of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.
If you’ve read several of my books, you might enjoy matching the first line with the title, or guessing the working title