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When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
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Jan 17, 2012

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bookshelves: historical-fiction

I really didn't get the charm of this book. To me, there were so many characters, and so many things happening, that it was impossible to get involved in the central story. The author seemed unwilling to prune her research too create an engaging story, and so it read like an 800 page Wikipedia entry.

Even her writing style was evocative of someone who was just trying to crank out as much information as possible.

I especially did not like the inclusion of quotes from reports of the time, pulling me out of the period and. plopping me uncerimoniously back into the 21st century.

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