Review: Wolf Hall

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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - abycats - LibraryThing

I know this was a huge bestseller, soon to be either a movie or TV series. I dug deep into English history both in high school and college so none of the plot here was particularly fresh. That left me ... Read full review

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User Review  - aront - LibraryThing

I’m a big fan of historical fiction, and this book does not disappoint. We all know the ending, and yet Mantel makes the story thrilling. As for the history bit, who can't be both enthralled, amused ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookhookgeek - LibraryThing

I was looking forward to reading this book for so long, and turned out to be rather disappointing. The writing style was cumbersome and hard to follow (e.g., just who does "he" refer to?). The word that best describes this book? Pretentious. Read full review

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Wolf Hall
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User Review  - cindiann - LibraryThing

This was a real slog. I stuck with it because of the audio performance. Read full review

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