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The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
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Oct 21, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from October 15 to 21, 2011

Must admit that I was quite disappointed in this read. It's written in a childish way by a self-centered character. The heroine is immature, arrogant, selfish and lacking in human compassion and understanding. The best part of the novel was the ending where King Richard and Henry meet in battle. I realize that living in this world of war and political intrigue must have been difficult but Lady Margaret is portrayed as a wicked woman who says she takes her strength and calling from God when it is she herself who makes decisions. In reading the author's words at the ending, I felt that Gregory did not really get into this character. Lady Margaret must have grown up at some time in her life!

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Reading Progress

10/20/2011 page 151
40.0% "Must admit that so far I am disappointed in this read. It's written in a childish way by a selfish, self-centered character. Maybe it will get better"
10/21/2011 page 230
60.0% "Hasn't improved. Just hate the heroine of this novel. She never matures!"

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