My mom was at the library and picked up "Fall Of Giants" by Ken Follett. Burned through the first 250 pages this evening. I had already read Pillars of the Earth and really enjoyed it. Also liked Whiteout from him too. Anyone else check out anything by him? So far, his books are 3 for 3 by me. Really exciting, especially considering that I'm not exactly a huge fan of realistic fiction. I'm seriously considering moving Ken Follett up to my list of favorite writers, alongside Terry Goodkind, JRR Tolkein, Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Frank Herbert. I've got a fair amount of down time over christmas, so any other suggestions on good reads to pick up?