Monday, 29 September 2008

The Other Queen By Philippa Gregory

The long awaited story of Mary Queen of scots by Philippa Gregory has arrived but it left alot of things desired. Gregory chose to tell the story of the capture of Mary Queen of Scots using the Three first person views. Bess of Hardwick and Her husband The Earl of Shrewsbury and The Queen of Scotland. With only three or four pages dedicated to each character it was really hard to become engaged in the story. The characters were flat to me they didn't have any real personalities I felt like I was reading notes that they left behind. I was really disappointed in this book i expected more of "bang" for the end of the Tudor series but this was a complete disaster for any Philippa Gregory fan.


The Holistic Knitter said...

I haven't read any Phillipa Gregory, but I know a lot of people who have. It's dissapointing when a novel doesn't live up to an author's other works.

burrum said...

I have also heart mixed reviews about this book, and most of them are disappointed and say it is not up to Gregory's usual standard.