Thursday, April 14, 2011

To Wolf Hall We Go

Wolf HallWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Set in Tudor England during the reign of Henry VIII--and at the rise of Anne Boleyn within the court--Hilary Mantel's story is a captivating read, detailing not only Henry's infamous divorce and break from the Roman Catholic Church, but also the growing shift in public opinion toward the church and the religious fervor that inspired on both sides of the issue. Told in the engaging voice of Thomas Cromwell, a fascinating man, this novel views the infamous time period from a new angle, through the captivating lens of a man at the heart of the story. There is love, terror, political intrigue, and biting wit. At turns funny, thoughtful, and on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, this novel will have you looking at these characters in a new light, even if you're familiar with the history.

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