7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Although I am a huge fan of historical fiction, I found this book to be a People magazine version of "literature". The dialogue was juvenile and almost unreadable, and I felt as though the author was condescending to the reader. It also felt as though the author had done no research to prepare for this book, but instead relied on old movies and heresay as her main source material. The only reason I finished it at all is because I was on vacation and had no other reading material. A real disappointment.
5 member(s) found this review helpful.
I have to emphasize that this story is fiction, based VERY LOOSELY on history. If you're looking for an accurate depiction of Anne Boleyn's story, you're in the wrong place. That being said, I LOVED the book. Very captivating and easy to read. Philippa Gregory does a wonderful job of putting you in the story and the feel of those times. I purchased this for a plane ride, and had a very difficult time putting it down! I highly recommend the book, especially if you watched the movie and were disappointed (as I was!). The Other Boleyn Girl is detailed and enthralling.
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
This book was such frivolous rubbish that after 120 pages I had to count it a loss and quite. I'd rather read a non-fiction account or watch a fictionalized show such as "The Tudors" of these events because I've found them to be more interesting. This book was just blah and pure torture to try and like.