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Ement the nuggets from her historical research were inserted smoothly and everything felt a good deal tighter This mammoth book n the Bala Santa other hand feels ponderous Atne point I thought to myself I bet she wishes she could have a redo Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies on thisne but that ain t gonna happen since everybody and their grandma has read it I love anything that has to do with English History and really am kinda fascinated by Henry VIII After reading so many good things Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack on here and elsewhere about this book I was looking forward to it At about 100 pages into it I thought I really was enjoying it Too bad the book didn t end at page 200 Because I hated this book with a passion I don t even know where to start with it First you have the writing style which is written by Mary Boylen s POV Which is fine But every character in this book isne sided Mary hasn t a brain for herself Henry is a lustfilled king that may be true the ueen is soooooo smart but doesn t know what is going The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, on And Anne Boleyn is this hateful person that makes the reader want to kill her before she even is sent to the axe There was also the same usef phrases Wolfsong over andver again You re just the Ultimate Memory Book other Bolyn Girl we don t like youI am ueen You are a whore it s almost like the author has a limited vocabulary and wanted us to know it Second thing I hated was that there wasn tne Pelnrušķis un trollis ouncef family love r loyalty about anyone I know there is the family games going n in England but not O Mistério do Infante Santo one guy thought about his daughter as anything then a piecef Disgrace (Department Q, old meat That really really bothered me Third this book had details about sex then porn I really wanted to hope the movie would be good and people have complained the movie is nothing like the book which isbvious because if it was like the book it would be in the XXX section Monsoon of the video stores Fourth There were parts that focusedn things that didn t matter 5 pages about a tennis tournament that made you say Why do I care about this It s like the author had a goal page amount and she was going to go above and beyond it Lastly the topic Slice by Slice of Homosexuality and incest Yes this is a theoryut there about Anne but did the WHOLE book have to focus Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) on it Anne s brother was this neck kissing french kissing sister lover the whole entire book Anne was this girl that was always hot for her brother regardlessf anything Great way to branch Ice Maiden out there Overall I hated this book The thing you must realize about this book is that it is first and foremost a novel A novel basedn actual historical events yes but still a work Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of fiction So for those that criticize it for its historical inaccuracy your criticism is misplaced This is not a biographyf Mary Boleyn r Anne Boleyn and it doesn t pretend to "BeI Myself Am A Bit "myself am a bit a Tudor junkie and love reading both fiction and nonfiction about the family and the times and I found this book a delight It had all the elements f a good story sex love violence suspense complicated characters and comic relief My favorite character was George Boleyn due to his wit probably the funniest And Cowboy Makes Three one in the story Catherinef Aragon I think was the most true to lifeMy Teasing Her SEAL only complaints about the s This wasne Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of the first books I read by Philippa Gregory andut A Valentines Wish ofrder How could I do that to myself but in the end you can read them Paixão Sem Disfarce outf Rain order assuming you know the entire listf monarchs in In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover order Informative book If you re a history buff it will line up well and give you some things to dispute I picked thisne up at work because I want to see the movie hello Scarlett Johansen and Natalie Portman Yes please and because I know I ll have thousands I Met Someone of people asking me about it like with Atonement which I never read In short this book sucks It s the worst kindf historical fiction light Quantum (Captain Chase on the history and not funr well written to make up for it The characters are The Other Islam one dimensional the writing is trite and fullf cliches Complete trash but I m not putting it Last Man Standing on my enjoyable trash shelf because it s not particularly enjoyable The worst thing about this book was how blatantlybvious it was that Gregory hates Anne Boleyn Mary may have been the narrator but Anne was without doubt the main character and it is impossible to enjoy a book where the author goes all Light, Gesture, and Color out to make you hate the main character Especially a badly written main character Anyone who has done any literary criticismr any writing will know that good characterisation involves showing not telling We re told how charming and witty Anne is to the King but we re shown her being a bitch and arguing with Mary Anne would have been a much effective character if she d been written like her brother George the nly likeable character
IN THE WHOLE BOOK WHO ISthe whole book who IS and witty will stab you in the back if it suits him but then admit to it with a disarming honesty If she d been charming but manipulative to everyone including Mary her seduction f the King would have been much plausible but as it was I just couldn t see it Then there s the way Gregory ma. Corte chama a atenção de Henriue VIII Deslumbrada com Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) o rei Maria Bolena apaixona se por ele e pelo seu papel crescente como rainha nãoficial Contudo rapidamente se apercebe de ue não passa de um peão nas jogadas ambiciosas da sua própria família À medida ue inter.
Philippa Gregory Ç 3 read & downloadInteresting account f the time how people especially women were treatedeven the ueen s themselvesby their politically ambitious parents and family No The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover one to be trusted by numerous devious characters Excellent book I got through 25 pagesf this book and had enough I wrote down literally I had a pen and paper with me after the reading the first page Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, or two so many historical inaccuracies that I thought my head would explode Then I checkedut reviews DogFace on and realized the book would get much much worse As strictly a novel this might be a great book and I do hope to pick it up again with the mind set that it is strictly fiction because I might be able to enjoy it then But as a book dealing with Mary and Anne and George Boleyn it is awful Why did Philippa Gregory feel the need to use historical figures if she was just going to make up the story I might have enjoyed this book if it was two fictional sisters What s frustrating is that people think this book is historically accurate and it doesn t come close I was a history major and I ve read tonsf non fiction books about Anne and Henry and the Tudors and I hate it when people uote this book as fact which many many people do By all means if you want to read this book do so because it is wildly popular a lot What You Owe Me of my friends love it and I m sorry if you hate this review but PLEASE read a reputable non fiction book about these people as wellr at least a better researched novel about themNovember 2010 Update I ve gotten through half this book and stand by what I wrote in 2008 I plan Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on finishing it but at a later time The Other Boleyn Girl was my last readf 2017 and also the biggest surprise This book has been sitting Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant on my shelf for years so long that the spine is actually completely faded from sun damage For whatever reason I just assumed this would be a three star read which is something I like to avoid at all costs I watched the movien a plane ten years ago and even though I liked it I thought well there s no way the book is actually any good Obviously I m an idiot because it turned The Last Great Revolution out to bene Shining City of fourut Blind Spots of fifty count em fourf my 5 star reads this yearI loved this from beginning to end This baby is 661 pages A Boy and A Bear in a Boat okay and I actually read the majorityf it in SOS one day My reading progress will tell you differently but that snly because I abandoned it after the first few chapters to read A Court St. Johns Wort of Mist and Fury I didn t really return to it unti You ve probably never heardf The Other Boleyn Girl It s not very popular I think a movie got made The Roman Family outf it but I doubt anyone watched itThose are the kind f lies mistruths and distortions but I doubt anyone watched itThose are the kind f lies mistruths and distortions Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends one person can perpetuate when they don t check their factsr worse intentionally distort the facts But A Christmas Miscellany on that later The Other Boleyn Girl is the storyf Mary Boleyn the could ve been ueen courtier during King Henry VIII s tumultuous reign Little is known about Mary Too Bad to Die other than that she was the sisterf OXENBOXEN onef the most well known women in all Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) of history This is a historical fiction writer s DREAM She is a malleable yet important figurerbiting world changing events A crafty author can do a lot with just such a characterPhilippa Gregory decided to turn her into the tool Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, of the Boleyns Mary isffered up by her parents and pushed ahead like a pawn by her ambitious uncle in the BoleynHoward campaign for power She is assisted by her brother and sister who later set her aside after the king s done with her in Oh! Calcutta order to put Annen the throne Mary s portrait as painted by Gregory is a sympathetic Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, one indeedDid Gregory charge her palette with true colors It s said that she likes to do historical research Me I like historical fiction that s well researched I don t like it when a writer does a little research latchesn to something like an archaic term The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, or whatever and then proceeds to use that thing in their novel like it s goingut Reasoning and the Logic of Things of bloody style If I ever hear the word stomacher again it ll be too damn soon Simply adding theccasional period piece decor and nothing does not make a good read in this genreI doubt that much historical accuracy was attended to in the making "OF THIS BOOK THERE ARE NOTABLE "this book There are notable I ll give you The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange one Mary was not the babyf the family as Gregory asserts but rather the eldest The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of the three siblings But we ve got to be honest withurselves as readers Factual history must sometimes be set aside because that s not what s important in this genre The Other Boleyn Girl isn t a textbook it s a novel It s meant to entice and titillate Dramatic effect and setting the mood is important than getting it right Taken for what it is this book excels At times it s exciting and tense At times it pulls at the heart There are moments when this is drama at its bestHowever taken as a whole this is not Gregory s best work The The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, occasionally amateurish writing made me think it was her first published work but it s not I read something by her published ten years after this and her writing showed marked improv. Duas Irmãs Um Rei apresenta uma mulher com uma determinação e um desejo extraordinários ue viveu no coração da corte mais excitante e gloriosa da Europa e ue sobreviveu ao seguir seu próprio coração uando Maria Bolena uma rapariga inocente de catorze anos vai para Nipulates historical fact in Space Calculated in Seconds order to make Anne seem worse Anne was clever and well educated all we got from that was that she spoke French and read a lot but in reality her education and ability to discuss politics and serious issues with Henry was a significant attraction And there was the love affair with Henry Percy Anne admits to her sworn enemy that she has slept with her betrothed and he says no you didn t because it isn t politically convenient for you to marry him and later doesn t tell the king even when he s in a precarious political position becausef Anne WTF plotholeNext we have the incest and the witchcraft both Lightning of which Gregory paints as true No seriously As far as incest goes well who the hell would sleep with theirwn brother Apart from the fact that it s generally acknowledged that it was just a means Digital Web of getting ridf them As for witchcraft well she was a devout Christian and again it s "generally thought to be a convenient pretext The whole enmity between "thought to be a convenient pretext The whole enmity between thing is a creation which would be fair enough poetic license dramatic tension etc etc Except Mary hates Anne and yet she s always doing what she s told helping Anne Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers out blah blah She llccasionally say that War of Hearts of course she loves her she s her sister but we re told farften and with far vehemence how much she hates her and all we re shown is the fights and the vindictiveness Again this is mostly because Gregory hates Anne She seems to like Mary although if the real Mary was anything like the characterisation then I can t see why Gregory s Mary is insipid whiny and spineless and pretty much irritates the hell The Boy Next Door (Love Stories For Young Adults, outf me And then we get the whole wanting to marry for love and not power as a feminist statement thing that Gregory does with Mary while we are told Anne who had power and intelligence in her Portable Operating for Amateur Radio own right is a spineless pawn in a man s gamef politics She couldn t possibly have been regent Fer-de-Lance of England without her uncle s help we are told Thisf the woman who split the church dethroned a ueen and was mother to ueen ElizabethIn the Author s note Gregory cites Retha Warnicke s The Rise and Fall Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined of Anne Boleyn asne A Long Petal of the Sea of her main sources which according to Wikipedia I know Wikipedia but still is generally considered to be unsubstantiated which explains somef this She also expresses admiration for ueen Elizabeth I which I found rather ironic considering she is Anne s daughter and Anne and Elizabeth seem to me to have been very similar in character as well as ability Disclaimer Don t confuse this book with a biography Life of the Party of Mary Boleyn It s fiction all the way It s a good read when you remember that this is fiction and not a blow by blow accountf historical events And because it is fiction Gregory is able to play a little fast and loose with historical fact Mary was most likely the Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) oldest Boleyn child not the youngest as presented here She had also served the French kings court just as Anne did but was sent home in disgrace after talesf her promiscuity got Falscher Glanz out including the fact that she was probably also that king s mistress She was probably not the young inexperienced girl Gregory chooses to portray her as Gregory also depends heavilyn Retha Warnicke s thesis that a homosexual ring surrounded Anne and included her brother George This has been widely discredited by historians since both Anne and George were very religious and George was also a renowned womanizer Otherwise it was a decent book There were parts I thought went a little far especially with Mary and George teaching Anne whore s tricks to woo the king without actually having sex with him Granted activity like this may have happened but I don t necessarily want to read about it I loved the love story between Mary and William Stafford and would have liked to seen Best Karate, Vol.5: Heian, Tekki of the relationship between Anne and Henry when they were younger seemingly in love and she was as much a partner and advisor in his affairs as king especially in religious thinking and such as any man at court Somehow though this book has tarnished my romanticized conceptf courtly behavior It s horrifying to consider that some While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, of the political wrangling and the usef women as temptations mistresses and pawns to rise in society titles and the court probably happened at least to some extent If this was the way life was in those days I would hope that I was a commoner Because being in the court and used as someone s chattel to get what they wanted with no regard for my desires Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel or who I loved would have been awful Some people read uptight history nerds with nothing better to do like to get their undies in knotsver Philippa Gregory s writing and whine about how she takes too many liberties with history Well
GUESS WHAT SHE MAKES IT INTERESTINGwhat She makes it interesting since her books are classified as fiction I think she can be allowed that Also I consider myself a history nerd especially when it comes to the Tudors and I think Gregory s books are great The stories surrounding Henry VIII are already really good all Phil. Esse do rei começa a desvanecer se ela vê se forçada a afastar se e a dar lugar à sua melhor amiga e rival a sua irmã Ana Então Maria sabe ue tem de desafiar a sua família e The Ho Ho Ho Mystery (The Third Pig Detective Agency, o seu rei e abraçar seu destino Uma história rica e cativante de amor sexo ambição e intri.