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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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Feb 18, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: abandoned

There's a fundamental problem when, 60 pages in, you have absolutely no idea who the central character is. Oh, I know that he's named Thomas Cromwell, but I've got no sense of his character. I'm sure that it's there, woven carefully into the story, but I can't see it. I'm reading and not absorbing.

Story? I know it's an exciting one - that period of history is - but I simply have no idea what is going on. I'm reading and not absorbing.

Time to put the book down. I'll be charitable and say 'it's me, not you'. My frame of mind obviously isn't in the right place. Maybe (maybe) I'll pick the book back up one day and I'll get it. Time to stop for now though...
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2011 – Started Reading
February 18, 2011 – Shelved
Finished Reading
February 21, 2011 –
page 54
8.28% "Oh my goodness. Do I continue this torture?"
February 21, 2011 – Shelved as: abandoned

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