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millie2101 Wed 08-Jun-11 11:23:56

yep...its still sat on my book shelf, im interested in the topic but its just too long!! its like readinf Tolstoy!

MegBusset Wed 08-Jun-11 11:26:39

Oh it's not THAT long - took me about three weeks iirc. It's a fab book and just steams along so you must read it.

freelancescientist Wed 08-Jun-11 12:13:18

Loved it - but think it is a marmite book! It really isn't that long if you get into it, and very rewarding.

AccioPinotGrigio Wed 08-Jun-11 12:19:16

It definitely seems to polarise opinion. I loved, loved, loved it but dh just couldn't get to grips with the style in which it was written - he was never clear who was 'speaking' IYKWIM.

ConstantlyCooking Wed 08-Jun-11 18:30:35

Loved it. Altho' after reading Sansome as well I felt a bit Tudor'ed out!

KurriKurri Wed 08-Jun-11 19:20:33

I loved it, my advice is to try to read it in big chunks so you really get into the story ad whats happening. if you only read a bit at a time, its easy to lose the thread.

IreadthereforeIam Thu 09-Jun-11 08:38:25

Read it!! I loved it, and it didn't take me long to read (under a week!).

AliceAirhead Thu 09-Jun-11 10:50:39

Loved it too. Mantell creates very convincing character in Cromwell. Needs a bit of work to remember who's who and what's what, but definitely worth it.

swanriver Thu 09-Jun-11 11:00:46

Loved it too.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 09-Jun-11 11:21:50

Both me and DH tried to read it. I never got past about 25 pages, he managed half the book then gave up.
We somehow ended up with three copies.

TheRainInSpain Thu 09-Jun-11 19:12:42

I'm reading this at the moment and really enjoying it, worth persevering with I think.

menopausemum Thu 09-Jun-11 20:11:05

This is one of the best books I'e every read, I relaxed into it like the best comfy chair and just loved it. Its incredibly well written and extremely satisfying. I went on to buy a lot of her other books hoping for something similar but none of them live up to it.

overthemill Thu 09-Jun-11 21:41:49

took me about 10 days and i loved it, hated it, loved it! I think it was too long and I would have liked a bit more about what happens next but, of course, she's writing the sequel now!

Abcinthia Fri 10-Jun-11 10:09:41

It took me about a week to read but I didn't really enjoy it. Some parts of it, where amazing and gripping but then other parts just bored me completely.

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