Took me a while, no, it took me longer than any other book in a long time. It was struggle, but worth it. I really enjoyed reading Wolf Hall, both because it's a longer book than I usually read and because it's a full-blown historical novel, something I don't do regularly. Although it is thoroughly embedded in the context the writing is remarkably playful and the language modern. An excellent feat I'd say. I'm certainly glad with all the weeks I spent with Mantel's novel and will await new work from her with interest.
22 December 2009
Fourth Estate, 2009