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The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
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Jun 03, 2010

did not like it

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

June 3, 2010 – Shelved
June 30, 2010 – Started Reading
July 11, 2010 –
page 20
5.68% "Interesting concept so far"
July 12, 2010 –
page 40
11.36% "having issues with the narrative"
July 13, 2010 –
page 70
19.89% "I really don't like how this is written so far - which is a shame, I really wanted to like this book"
July 15, 2010 –
page 132
37.5% "still slow going but getting better"
July 17, 2010 –
page 205
58.24% "finally in the modern section"
July 17, 2010 – Finished Reading

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