Bel libro, bella storia (per lo più a me sconosciuta), anche i personaggi sono ben definiti, ma che fatica terminarlo.
The author approaches the often-told story of the uproar surrounding Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon by focusing on Thomas Cromwell, a self-made man who finds himself at the center of power in the turbulent Tudor court. This approach gives freshness and excitement to a story which, while engrossing, may have grown stale to some readers.
Historical fiction both erudite and fun. Worth reading before viewing the stage or television adaptations.
This is definitely going to be one of my favourite books ever! This is not just a very well written historical novel: this is a masterpiece. Hilary Mantel is just amazing. Her description of the characters and their introspection is unique. The characters come to life. They are real: What they think, how they dress, the sound of their voice...unbelievable!...Continua
Soooo sooo slow.... an incredible struggle... I was very proud and relieved when I got to the end of it. We all know the story, but she's just making it longer and more boring. Won't bother with the rest of the trilogy. Amazing descriptions, tho. Too good, actually, you forget what's going on around it...Continua
bookshelves: published-2009, historical-fiction, lit-richer, autumn-2013, epic-proportions
Read from October 11 to 19, 2013
NB My original red man walking which depicts an audio read was taken away. This one *points up* is a Hydra
Everything that needs to be said has been said about so all you are interested in is how much I liked it:
interesting writing style and I didn't buy into this version of Cromwell any more than, say, the dodgy dealing of fictional characters Robert Merivel or Sydney Carton.
Enjoyable enough, and I do have the next one only it may be a while before I get to it.