Re: Bring Up the Bodies
Posted by guillermo maynez on 13/7/2012, 12:52:09, in reply to "Re: Bring Up the Bodies"
Sounds great!! I will be in Washington DC next week and make sure I buy Bring up the Bodies. Are there any other sequels already in print? |
: I finished the book and now I am having withdrawal
: symptoms. Where can I get more Cromwell?
: If we assume that this fictional book was the truthful
: chronicle of events, then 5 people were beheaded just
: to please the king; the parliament and the justice
: system were nothing but a show, just to confirm what
: was already decided by Cromwell. Cromwell wrote the
: story and then executed it making a mockery of the
: parliament, the jury, the system ... It was ridiculous
: and shameful.
: I am now curious to read the downfall of Cromwell. And
: other wives of Henry.
: --Previous Message--
: I finished the sequel to Wolf Hall yesterday,
: half of it in one day which should tell you how
: engrossing it becomes. The subject is the fall of Anne
: Boleyn, with a much narrower focus in place, time, and
: cast than Wolf Hall .
: This novel starts out as Wolf Hall ended, perhaps
: overly sympathetic to Thomas Cromwell, showing him as
: the perfect head of the perfect household and the wise
: and loyal servant to an unwise king. But midway
: through the book a darker side of Cromwell begins to
: emerge, and he is shown as a more complex individual,
: someone capable of putting his personal motives ahead
: of truth and justice.
: If the theme of Wolf Hall was that history is made
: behind the scenes, the theme of Bring Up the Bodies
: is found in this quote (page 159): "What is the
: nature of the border between truth and lies? It is
: permeable and blurred because it is planted thick with
: rumour, confabulations, misunderstandings, and twisted