Group Read: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (spoiler thread)
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So I'm ready to join in a read from 1st June; I may or may not start reading it before then.
Edit May 28th: as could be expected I succumbed as well... but I got the audiobook, I had some audible credits left.
I am just listening to chapter 2, so far it is great audio material. I got the free Kindle sample also which has all the family trees and character descriptions.
#3 Lizzie D
I noticed the he, Cromwells, too, when either would have been sufficient. Is she taking a stab at her complaining readers?
Definately. She's just more subtle about it, which makes her more dangerous. ;)
I was surprised at how likable Cromwell was in the first book. It didn't seem realistic to me. But perhaps Mantel is suggesting that although he was always a strategist, he wasn't always bloodthirsty.
I love how she portrays the precariousness of his position after the King's fall at the joust.
When I heard Mantel speak a few weeks ago, she said something about how she portrayed Jane Seymour, along the lines that she envisaged her as one of those women who is good at letting people think she is stupid, but actually is quite on the ball.
I'm loving the humour, and the wonderful turns of phrase. If I was reading on a Kindle, I'd be highlighting like mad, as it is I just hope I'll remember some of the passages to find them again..