Bring up the Bodies Author:Mantel Hilary "One of the greatest achievements of modern literature."?Man Booker Prize Committee — Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS ... more »Masterpiece. Bring Up the Bodies unlocks the darkly glittering court of Henry VIII, where Thomas Cromwell is now chief minister. Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn and has fixed his eye on the demure Jane Seymour. Anne has failed to give England an heir and rumors of her infidelity creep through the court. Over a few terrifying weeks, to dislodge her from her throne, Cromwell ensnares Anne in a web of conspiracy?acting to save his life, serve his king and secure his position. But from the bloody theater of the queen's final days, no one will emerge unscathed.« less
I was hoping for a lot more. It was boring, all the way through. Darn. I really liked Wolf Hall. I found the 'reviews' on the back of the cover almost hard to believe after reading it. It was too much inside just one head so to speak--making all the surrounding characters seem blah. Very blah.
I read a lot, but I just could not get into this one, I tried and tried and finally I gave up and ready to pass it on to someone who can get into it. I found the story to be boring and having to read parts over to understand what was going on.