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Pavane by Keith Roberts
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Apr 18, 2011

it was ok
Read from April 18 to 19, 2011

Despite an interesting premise, this book was ultimately disappointing. I feel as if the author has painted 6 detailed pictures of his imagined world, but forgotten that books work by having a story which links characters together*. Whilst the individual tales were well written, that was all they were. I also found some of his ideas about women rather distasteful and the violence unpalatable. If this is one of the best examples of alternate history novels, I won't be reading any more.

* if it is intended as a short story book, this criticism isn't really fair, but it's presented as a novel.
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