I read The Pillars of the Earth over 2 years ago and I read the sequel, World Without End just a little while ago. I really enjoyed both of them and to my suprise Starz created an 8 episode show based on the book The Pillars of the Earth. The show is quite accurate, of course it doesn't have everything. I really recommend watching this, I got it on netflix. It is obvious that there was a lot of money that went into this series and all the actors did an amazing job. Michael and I watched this together and he enjoyed it almost more than I did and he has never read the book. I really hope they decide to make World Without End series also.