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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable, 22 Jun 2013
Mrs Mantel has an odd writing style which is offputting for the first few pages. Once you get used to it draws you along through the story in a train of narrative that seems simple but is anything but.

It's hard to describe the writing style in Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, but it's so powerful and almost hypnotic that you're drawn in and find yourself there, in that time and place and frame of mind!

I would compare it to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books. They, Mrs Mantel and O'Brian, really have nothing in common except that they demand you accept their narratives, but the work is so good they can do that and get away with it.

The story is the… Read more
iGloo Bullet USB Compact Travel Adapter In Car Cha&hellip by Igloo
As the other reviewer said, it doesn't charge the Vita, I kept it as it is handy for my I-Phone but it does not work as described.
The Brigade by H.A. Covington
The Brigade by H.A. Covington
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You know when you get too much of a smell, whether it is perfume or manure, it is great just to breathe fresh air. Mister Covington's novel is that fresh air.

It's hard to categorise The Brigade, it's part speculative fiction, part adventure novel part a conscious liberation from the cloying establishment odour that is squeezing the joy and hope out of us.

Basically the story is about a group of white people who want a homeland for whites in the Pacific Northwest, much as other ethnic groups have a homeland.

Inevitably there is some political theorising, but the action and character development are absolutely outstanding. Covington's empathy with his… Read more