What a book! I had heard about this book a couple of years ago when it initially got published. Well I picked it up at the library and I wasnt disappointed. It like going into Cromwell’s head and to hear and feel his thoughts and feelings. Its an amazingly well written book that is soo different to others in the same genre (e.g. books by Phillipa Gregory). I love it and will be getting the follow on book Bringing Up the Bodies.
A rather quick read over a week with my little boys. They liked it in bits. Definitely evocative of an olde worlde New York. A strange tale though with little empathy in it – case in point Stuart running away from home to find a bird (no wonder they left this bit out of the movie)
Powerful. That is the only word I can think of to describe this tome. I havent slept without thinking of this book since i finished reading it a few days ago. This book is a paradigm shifting book. My ideas of Nigeria, Africa, war and peace and colonialism were challenged and ultimately I feel like I have a lot of reading to do. I LOVE LOVE Chimamanda’s style of writing. Will be added to my personal library of African literature.
Makes me want to read:
Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya