The Red Queen
Publish date: October 11th 2005
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game! I had a wonderful time, while also advancing -- though with decidedly fewer new reads than I'd origianlly been planning -- my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). ...
Pretentious and self-centered. Forget the book blurbs -- this actually isn't about the Lady Hyegyōng but about Margaret Drabble and the "connection" she allegedly feels with this 18th century Korean princess. In fact, only the first half of the book even focuses on the Lady Hyegyōng's story at al...
The Red Queen is two separate stories about 2 women separated by ethnicity, occupation and time. The first story is about the narrator of this book, a young girl who is chosen to be the bride of the mentally ill Crown Prince of Korea. Set 200 years ago, this part of the book provides a captivating...
I enjoyed the first half of the book (actually the first 159 pages). I found the story of the Crown Princess being told by her own ghost to be interesting, and I liked the story of the ghost being more educated in death than her physical self was in life. I haven't seen that in a ghost story befor...
Metafiction rules! Enjoyed the mindplay and the weaving of threads very much indeed.
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