My disdain for the life style and attitude of these preppies,although I love sailing, caused me to not finish this book and I stopped half way through. I can't blame the author but some of the dialog is childish maybe she did such a good job it turned me off.
I doubt it.
The effeminate voice of most of the male sub characters and a masculine voice of some of the females.
Mantel with her wonderful dialogue and scenes touches the emotions in this story but Vances voice makes us feel the emotion each character is feeling that we could only assume in reading rather then listening. The voice and emotion that he gives each character makes the story come alive. It was perfect for me
It was great.
I doubt there's any one in this story I would be comfortable with having dinner.
I have read several historys of this period and have takien courses in English history. No doubt the many movies of the period have influenced me but Hilary Mantel's treatment of the dialogue and understanding of the characters helps explain much that was not clear but I belive is a true version of what occurred. The plots, the betrayals and the skill of Cromwell, as a master of carrying out the wishes of his king which he treats as the only measure of morality, is written in such a way for me as if the writer was there at the time.Cant wait for the next installment of this fascinating description of this period of history even though we all know the outcome.
The subtle relationship between Jim and Antonia.
The Nebraska winter with primitive shelters in pioneer times
He continues to be one of my favorites. His distinct voice for each character and dialect never leaves you in doubt who is speaking. He reads as if this is his story.
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