Comments: 4
Carpe Librum 7 years ago
I'm still glad that you gave it a try. When you decide to join in the club read again, I hope you enjoy it more.
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Oh, it's not a question of enjoying the club read. If it hadn't been for the club I might not have tried this at all, and that would have been a real shame - because the book did remind me of how fascinating the Tudor period was. For example, I was delighted that they mentioned playing tennis at Hampton Court, but then it was just left there. And while I can make a lot of sense of the tennis reference (which is not really relevant to the story), it was Bilyeau's ambition to do this with other references (which meant little to me or the story) that made me dislike the book.

But, no, coming back to the club read, I am very grateful to you for setting up the club and proposing interesting looking reads. The next one, The Black Count, is supposed to be quite good, but I don't think I will have time for it.



Carpe Librum 7 years ago
I've not formed my opinion yet, but I will admit that the large cast of historical figures is something I like.
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Oh good. I'm glad you're liking the book. I still look forward to your review at the end. Maybe it's just one of those books that needs a reader who is really familiar with the topic.