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The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
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Jul 17, 2010

did not like it
Read from June 30 to July 17, 2010

I did not care for this book, which is truly sad, because I love historical fiction and usually enjoy books that bring history and modern life together. the book was divided into two chapters with a shorter post-chapter. The first book focuses on the Korean princess and while parts are interesting, the story gets lost in the narrative which is often circular (at times, i felt like I was having a conversation with my 97-year old grandmother). The second book has more focus but no purpose. As I finished the book, I realized that throughout, the book lacked movement and purpose. It was describing events but not participating in a story. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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Reading Progress

07/11 page 20
6.0% "Interesting concept so far"
07/12 page 40
11.0% "having issues with the narrative"
07/13 page 70
20.0% "I really don't like how this is written so far - which is a shame, I really wanted to like this book"
07/15 page 132
38.0% "still slow going but getting better"
07/17 page 205
58.0% "finally in the modern section"
07/22 marked as: read

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