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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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I didn't finish this book. Didn't even come close. I enjoy history, great literature, and have a penchant for most things British, but I just couldn't break into this book. I think it was the perspective of the storytelling that I just couldn't get past. The story is told from a first person, at times sub-conscience level. It's a unique perspective and at times realistically thrilling. Mantel does a fantastic job of staying consistent in this style, and the timing and feel/flow is very real. But I think it just required more attention and concentration that I was willing to afford.

This book was most enjoyed during long sessions, and was very distracting to pick-up/put-down willy-nilly. It requires your attention to thoroughly enjoy. Perhaps I'll give it another go at a different time.
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Reading Progress

December 3, 2009 – Shelved
May 1, 2011 – Started Reading
May 10, 2011 –
page 50
9.4%
June 13, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 13, 2011 –
page 100
18.8%

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message 1: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I'm very happy to have read this review. It is exactly how I feel trying to read this book. I picked it up hoping to read it and "Bring up the Bodies" due to their stellar reviews and recommendations. I guess I'm just not THAT reader. :-(


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