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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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Sep 12, 12

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Read from September 07 to 12, 2012

It is just as terrific as its predecessor - because it pulls off the feat of following it perfectly while also existing as an entirely different beast. This novel is, in many ways, a legal thriller: watch as Cromwell pieces together the mystery of Anne's 'infidelities'! Shake as she climbs the scaffold! Wonder at Henry VIII's troubled heart!

I'm joking a bit but it manages to pull you to the edge of your seat with this effortless ease that even movies have a hard time nailing. You know what's going to happen, of course - but you're still waiting with bated breath to see exactly how it plays out. It is a marvel. Mantel has pulled off the incredible twice in a row - and I am more excited about the third and final novel than I have been for any novel in a very, very long time.

More rhapsody at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-re
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