Here you will find selected letters you have written (earlier ones over the years are here), and a quick quiz.
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I received these letters recently, and thought you would enjoy them as much as I did…
Sent: Friday 3 June, 2005
Dear Mr. Follett
I have read five of your books, ‘Code to Zero’, ‘Jackdaws’, ‘Pillars of the Earth’, ‘A Place Called Freedom’, and ‘Eye of the Needle’, and I have loved everyone. I could not pick my favorite out of them, I liked them all too much. They are all so exciting, I could barely put them down. I hope I run across more of your books, I would buy them in a heartbeat.
From: Alina Waring
Sent: Monday 6 June, 2005
Dear Mr. Follett,
I’ve been a fan of your work for years (‘Night Over Water’ was my introduction to your books, and remains my favorite), and I’ve gotten my husband hooked as well. I bought him ten of your books two years ago for Father’s Day, and he had plowed through nearly all of them by the end of the summer.
We find no other author who compares to you, and despair of the day that you either die or cease to write.
Please promise never to do either.
From: Paul Miller
Sent: Saturday 11 June, 2005
I just finished ‘Eye of the Needle’… It was an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I could not put it down until it was finished!! This was my first Ken Follett book. It will not be my last. Thank you for the great writing.
From: Nicholas Camp
Sent: Saturday 11 June, 2005
I just concluded your novel ‘Whiteout’. I have read a few of your others, and I picked this book up two days ago, and couldn’t stop reading. I don’t know that you’ll get around to reading this email, but I would like you to know that your works have, without question, become the most influential, uplifting reads of my life. Everything about your writing I love, and I believe you deserve many more thanks than you may get. Thank you.
From: Anne Matthies
Sent: Monday 13 June, 2005
At this point I have read all your books excepting ‘Whiteout’. Once I start reading, I can’t put the book down. I started with ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and became a fan but the shock of the second book ‘Eye of the Needle’ converted me onto a “Follettaphite”
God, that sounds nasty.
Anyway, Many thanks for many hours of enjoyment. However, two years is too long to wait for each book.
From: Isabel Kelter
Sent: Tuesday 28 June, 2005
Have just re-read ‘Night Over Water’ and thought that perhaps a movie had been made of the book? Was it ever a television movie? Still a wonderful tale. Thanks for your stories. Hard to choose a favorite – all have been a great read.
From: Reena Raj Singh
Sent: Wednesday 29 June, 2005
Your Bestseller ‘Eye of the Needle’ has indeed a gripping storyline and is breathtakingly different from all the books I have read so far. Each chapter throws open a new aura of suspense and leaves me guessing no end about the things that could happen. After a long and tiring day’s work, the only thing I now look forward to is to read your book. Am still reading the book and enjoying every moment of it.
Reena Raj Singh
I look forward to your letters. Please write to me via the Contact page, and do see earlier letters…
If you’ve read several of my books, you might enjoy matching the first line with the title, or guessing the working title