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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
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Dec 22, 2009

it was ok
Recommended to Melody by: Pam Moore
Recommended for: NO ONE
Read in January, 2010

Too many book group books. I'm ready to read something of my own choosing. "Trite and full of repetitive clichés" is my opinion so far.

Oh PLEASE won't it end? If anyone else "prays god" or snaps their dark eyes or tumbles anywhere with or without golden hair I think I'm going to behead someone.

Well finally it did end - but it went on and on and on and on. And the author treated us like utter fools by repeating points over and over and over again either just simply to take up space or to make sure that we understood what she was trying to tell us.

This book is basically the Wikipedia article supplemented with Baptist porn. The only reason I am not giving it one star is because it did have enough of partially accurate historic information stuffed down amongst the titillating trash that it caused me to be curious and read more about Henry VIII and the events represented. But I pray God that you simply read the Wikipedia article and skip this book.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hall Hahahahahaha... thanks, Melody. Maybe I'll just skip this one. :)

Melody It's a book group book - so I plod onward.

message 3: by NancyL (new)

NancyL Luckey Melody, No book could be as interesting as your reviews! Thanks for posting them.

Melody Why thank you, Nancy.

message 5: by Jamey (new)

Jamey One of my teachers had read this book and recommended it. I almost got it to read and am thankful I did not. I second what Nancy said about your reviews. They help me decide whether or not to read books. Melody, this sounds like your next calling (work wise), in addition to photography. I love you writing almost as well as your verbal stories.

message 6: by Melody (last edited Nov 25, 2010 03:51PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Melody Some people love this book though. I'm just not one of them.

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