Superb, Brilliant, Worth the Man Booker win
Nothing, it is one of the best historical fictions i have ever come across, Ken Follett came close years ago but this is magic. The characters are alive, every voice is perfect. Even when the narrator draws breath you know which character it is. The historical detail and the tiniest events mentioned are all covered and closed off. I think half the women who read this will fall for Thomas Cromwell.
So many but I found the detail about the rituals of Easter and Thomas Cromwell advising on cooking a real hoot. The tortue scenes are fascinating without being gross and the history is detailed without being boring - and for once - interesting
Yes, I could not stop recommending it to people - after 5 years of book club this one stole the show
Now onto Bring up the Bodies and I am loving it already.
The storyline is so unbelievable and its not even good science fiction. Really - ratings that say it's amazing? Read Mantel or Martin, this is like The Blob from the 70's
Get rid of some of those really bad lines "I''m coming to eat you, my pray, my pray my pray" really???
Very very american, very stilted and womens voices that conjured up trannies
About 40 chapters
Don't be fooled by all of thee great ratings. If you don't like sci-fic stay away
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