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Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King
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Mar 05, 2008

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Recommended for: Anyone interested in Scottish history or Macbeth

This book really deserves a proper review, but I am afraid I don't have the time to do one at the moment. What I can say is that the story quickly draws you in and brings you close to the persona of the infamous Lady Macbeth. Of course here she is the main character and heroine and though at times leaning towards an over-romancing of Scotland's Celtic ancestry, her story tends towards the believable since it is not too hard to think of Lady Macbeth truly imagining herself as the inheritor of that tradition. Macbeth was also portrayed well, in fact he almost steals the show completely. It is also significant to note that as the book progresses King becomes more and more confident with her style, as well as the material she is working with, and as a result the quality really shines from the middle to the conclusion. The end begs for a sequel elucidating the other side of events, in order to bring us the same level of perspective we gained from learning Lady Macbeth's story. If nothing else, "Lady Macbeth" illustrates the most important aspect of our 21st century lives, that there are many points of view to any possible construct and though conclusions are possible, to be valid they have to seriously consider and attempt to interpret all sides. Fortunately for the reader, this is a fun ride to a serious lesson.

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