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I picked this one up at work because I want to see the movie hello Scarlett Johansen and Natalie Portman Yes please and because I know I ll have thousands of people asking me about it like with Atonement which I never read In short this book sucks It s the worst kind of historical fiction light on the history and not fun or well written to make up for it The characters are one imensional the writing is trite and full of cliches Complete trash but I m not putting it on my enjoyable trash shelf because it s not particularly enjoyable The worst thing about this book was how blatantly obvious it was that Gregory hates Anne Boleyn Mary may have been the narrator but Anne was without Sams Teach Yourself Data Structures and Algorithms in 24 Hours doubt the main character and it is impossible to enjoy a book where the author goes all out to make you hate the main character Especially a badly written main character Anyone who hasone any literary criticism or any writing will know that good characterisation involves showing not telling We re told how charming and witty Anne is to the King but we re shown her being a bitch and arguing with Mary Anne would have been a much effective character if she been written like her brother George the only likeable character in the whole book who IS charming and witty will stab you in the back if it suits him but then admit to it with a isarming honesty If she Strong at the Broken Places Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse d been charming but manipulative to everyone including Mary her seduction of the King would have been much plausible but as it was I just couldn t see it Then there s the way Gregory manipulates historical fact in order to make Anne seem worse Anne was clever and well educated all we got from that was that she spoke French and read a lot but in reality her education and ability toiscuss politics and serious issues with Henry was a significant attraction And there was the love affair with Henry Percy Anne admits to her sworn enemy that she has slept with her betrothed and he says no you South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 didn t because it isn t politically convenient for you to marry him and lateroesn t tell the king even when he s in a precarious political position because of Anne WTF plotholeNext we have the incest and the witchcraft both of which Gregory paints as true No seriously As far as incest goes well who the hell would sleep with their own brother Apart from the fact that it s generally acknowledged that it was just a means of getting rid of them As for witchcraft well she was a Baby Peter LEGACY OF ABUSE devout Christian and again it s generally thought to be a convenient pretext The whole enmity between sisters thing is a creation which would be fair enough poetic licenseramatic tension etc etc Except Mary hates Anne and yet she s always oing what she s told helping Anne out blah blah She ll occasionally say that of course she loves her she s her sister but we re told far often and with far vehemence how much she hates her and all we re shown is the fights and the vindictiveness Again this is mostly because Gregory hates Anne She seems to like Mary although if the real Mary was anything like the characterisation then I can t see why Gregory s Mary is insipid whiny and spineless and pretty much irritates the hell out of me And then we get the whole wanting to marry for love and not power as a feminist statement thing that Gregory oes with Mary while we are told Anne who had power and intelligence in her own right is a spineless pawn in a man s game of politics She couldn t possibly have been regent of England without her uncle s help we are told This of the woman who split the church ethroned a ueen and was mother to ueen ElizabethIn the Author s note Gregory cites Retha Warnicke s The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn as one of her main sources which according to Wikipedia I know Wikipedia but still is generally considered to be unsubstantiated which explains some of this She also expresses admiration for Ueen Elizabeth I Which I Found Rather Elizabeth I which I found rather considering she is Anne s aughter and Anne and Elizabeth seem to me to have been very similar in character as well as ability I love anything that has to Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms do with English History and really am kinda fascinated by Henry VIII After reading so many good things on here and elsewhere about this book I was looking forward to it At about 100 pages into it I thought I really was enjoying it Too bad the bookidn t end at page 200 Because I hated this book with a passion I Geographies of Learning: Theory and Practice, Activism and Performance don t even know where to start with it First you have the writing style which is written by Mary Boylen s POV Which is fine But every character in this book is one sided Mary hasn t a brain for herself Henry is a lustfilled king that may be true the ueen is soooooo smart butoesn t know what is going on And Anne Boleyn is this hateful person that makes the reader want to kill her before she even is sent to the axe There was also the same use of phrases over and over again You re just the other Bolyn Girl we on t like youI am ueen You are a whore it s almost like the author has a limited vocabulary and wanted us to know it Second thing I hated was that there wasn t one ounce of family love or loyalty about anyone I know there is the family games going on in England but not one guy thought about his aughter as anything then a piece of old meat That really really bothered me Third this book had Unequal Profession details about sex then porn I really wanted to hope the movie would be good and people have complained the movie is nothing like the book which is obvious because if it was like the book it would be in the XXX section of the video stores Fourth There were parts that focused on things thatidn t matter 5 pages about a tennis tournament that made 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Why Ormus Modern Day Alchemy do I about this It s like the author had a goal page amount and she was going to go above and beyond it Lastly the topic of Homosexuality and incest Yes this is a theory out there about Anne butid the WHOLE book have to focus on it Anne s brother was this neck kissing french kissing sister lover the whole entire boo. Duas Irmãs Um Rei apresenta uma mulher com uma The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale determinação e umesejo extraordinários ue viveu no coração Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal da corte mais excitante e gloriosaa Europa e ue sobreviveu ao seguir o seu próprio coração uando Maria Bolena uma rapariga inocente The Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy de catorze anos vai para Entually served by men She knew her sister Maryidn t have the guts and she knew her father and uncle intended to use her for the rest of her life She nearly killed herself trying to obtain the crown and within moments it was all ripped away from her purely because she couldn t produce a male heir for the king and therefore as a woman she was useless I loved her character Love, Immortal (Alchemy, despite how brutal she could be She was selfish certainly but honestly so was everyone else Iidn t think she was any ruthless than her uncle her parents or the King She was certainly clever though and I found her fascinating After everything that s happened this year I found her refreshingly relatable there are a lot of people I Lego DC Super Heroes d like to poison right about now On the other hand I thought it was brilliant to have the story narrated by Mary I preferred seeing Anne from Mary s eyes If anything it made me sympathetic towards Anne the way Mary was regardless of all that Anne put her through If youon t have a sister you ll probably never understand what it s like to love someone unconditionally even while you hate them passionately I would recommend this to all historical fiction loverspeople who have had this on their TBR shelf for a long time It s guuuuud I technically finished this on January 1st but I had SO LITTLE LEFT it wouldn t make sense for me to include it in my 2018 reads Also my original 2017 reading goal was about 20 and I kept bumping it up so I really have completed it at least twice over nowRTC Some people read uptight history nerds with nothing better to o like to get their undies in knots over Philippa Gregory s writing and whine about how she takes too many liberties with history Well guess what She makes it interesting and since her books are classified as fiction I think she can be allowed that Also I consider myself a history nerd especially when it comes to the Tudors and I think Gregory s books are great The stories surrounding Henry VIII are already really good all Philippa Gregory id was add Renaissance Emerge Series dialogue and sex scenes that your history teachers pretended never happened I was also very grateful that sheidn t attempt to garner sympathy for Anne Boleyn I ve read a couple novels about her where the author attempts to portray her as an innocent victim and it s just sad The woman was a manipulative conniving intelligent confident bitch and The Other Boleyn Girl makes this very clearOther books in Philippa Gregory s Tudor series that I read and enjoyed The Virgin s Lover The ueen s Fool The Constant Princess and The Boleyn Inheritance This was one of the first books I read by Philippa Gregory and out of order How could I Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power do that to myself but in the end you can read them out of order assuming you know the entire list of monarchs in order Informative book If you re a history buff it will line up well and give you some things toispute You ve probably never heard of The Other Boleyn Girl It s not very popular I think a movie got made out of it but I From a Whisper to a Shout doubt anyone watched itThose are the kind of lies mistruths andistortions that one person can perpetuate when they Alt 10 Retrospect Prospect don t check their facts or worse intentionallyistort the facts But on that later The Other Boleyn Girl is the story of Mary Boleyn the could ve been ueen courtier Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom during King Henry VIII s tumultuous reign Little is known about Mary other than that she was the sister of one of the most well known women in all of history This is a historical fiction writer s DREAM She is a malleable yet important figure orbiting world changing events A crafty author cano a lot with just such a characterPhilippa Gregory Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals decided to turn her into the tool of the Boleyns Mary is offered up by her parents and pushed ahead like a pawn by her ambitious uncle in the BoleynHoward campaign for power She is assisted by her brother and sister who later set her aside after the king sone with her in order to put Anne on the throne Mary s portrait as painted by Gregory is a sympathetic one indeedDid Gregory charge her palette with true colors It s said that she likes to Reading Contemporary African American Literature do historical research Me I like historical fiction that s well researched Ion t like it when a writer oes a little research latches on to something like an archaic term or whatever and then proceeds to use that thing in their novel like it s going out of bloody style If I ever hear the word stomacher again it s going out of bloody style If I ever hear the word stomacher again ll be too amn soon Simply adding the occasional period piece ecor and nothing oes not make a good be too Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) damn soon Simply adding the occasional period pieceecor and nothing Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours does not make a good in this genreIoubt that much historical accuracy was attended to in the making of this book There are notable inaccuracies I ll give you one Mary was not the baby of the family as Gregory asserts but rather the eldest of the three siblings But we ve got to be honest with ourselves as readers Factual history must sometimes be set aside because that s not what s important in this genre The Other Boleyn Girl isn t a textbook it s a novel It s meant to entice and titillate Dramatic effect and setting the mood is important than getting it right Taken for what it is this book excels At times it s exciting and Tense At Times It At times it at the heart There are moments when this is American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture drama at its bestHowever taken as a whole this is not Gregory s best work The occasionally amateurish writing made me think it was her first published work but it s not I read something by her published ten years after this and her writing showed marked improvement the nuggets from her historical research were inserted smoothly and everything felt a goodeal tighter This mammoth book on the other hand feels ponderous At one point I thought to myself I bet she wishes she could have a redo on this one but that ain t gonna happen since everybody and their grandma has read it Interesting account of the time how people especially women were 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The Other Boleyn GirlK Anne was this girl that was always hot for her brother regardless of anything Great way to branch out there Overall I hated this book I got through 25 pages of this book and had enough I wrote own literally I had a pen and paper with me after the reading the first page or two so many historical inaccuracies that I thought my head would explode Then I checked out reviews on and realized the book would get much much worse As strictly a novel this might be a great book and I o hope to pick it up again with the mind set that it is strictly fiction because I might be able to enjoy it then But as a book The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past dealing with Mary and Anne and George Boleyn it is awful Whyid Philippa Gregory feel the need to use historical figures if she was just going to make up the story I might have enjoyed this book if it was two fictional sisters What s frustrating is that people think this book is historically accurate and it The African American Odyssey Volume 2 doesn t come close I was a history major and I ve read tons of non fiction books about Anne and Henry and the Tudors and I hate it when people uote this book as fact which many many peopleo By all means if you want to read this book o so because it is wildly popular a lot of my friends love it and I m sorry if you hate this review but PLEASE read a reputable non fiction book about these people as well or at least a better researched novel about themNovember 2010 Update I ve gotten through half this book and stand by what I wrote in 2008 I plan on finishing it but at a later time Disclaimer Don t confuse this book with a biography of Mary Boleyn It s fiction all the way It s a good read when you remember that this is fiction and not a blow by blow account of historical events And because it is fiction Gregory is able to play a little fast and loose with historical fact Mary was most likely the oldest Boleyn child not the youngest as presented here She had also served the French kings court just as Anne id but was sent home in Hardcore physical child abuse disgrace after tales of her promiscuity got out including the fact that she was probably also that king s mistress She was probably not the young inexperienced girl Gregory chooses to portray her as Gregory alsoepends heavily on Retha Warnicke s thesis that a homosexual ring surrounded Anne and included her brother George This has been widely Handbook of Agricultural Entomology discredited by historians since both Anne and George were very religious and George was also a renowned womanizer Otherwise it was aecent book There were parts I thought went a little far especially with Mary and George teaching Anne whore s tricks to woo the king without actually having sex with him Granted activity like this may have happened but I on t necessarily want to read about it I loved the love story between Mary and William Stafford and would have liked to seen of the relationship between Anne and Henry when they were younger seemingly in love and she was as much a partner and advisor in his affairs as king especially in religious thinking and such as any man at court Somehow though this book has tarnished my romanticized concept of courtly behavior It s horrifying to consider that some of the political wrangling and the use Of Women As Temptations women as temptations and pawns to rise in society titles and the court probably happened at least to some extent If this rise in society titles and the court probably happened at least to some extent If this the way life was in those ays I would hope that I was a commoner Because being in the court and used as someone s chattel to get what they wanted with no regard for my THE COCAINE ADDICTION CURE (Drug Addiction, 12 Step Program, Road to Recovery, Alcohol Addiction) desires or who I loved would have been awful The thing you must realize about this book is that it is first and foremost a novel A novel based on actual historical events yes but still a work of fiction So for those that criticize it for its historical inaccuracy your criticism is misplaced This is not a biography of Mary Boleyn or Anne Boleyn and itoesn t pretend to beI myself am a bit of a Tudor junkie and love reading both fiction and nonfiction about the family and the times and I found this book a Boku no Hero Academia dj - Osananajimi ga Sugoku Yakkai na Kosei ni Kakatteru delight It had all the elements of a good story sex love violence suspense complicated characters and comic relief My favorite character was George Boleynue to his wit probably the funniest one in the story Catherine of Aragon I think was the most true to lifeMy only complaints about the story historical inaccuracy aside as I said above that A Gypsy Promise doesn t have to be an issue here are that sometimes it sounds like a Harleuin romance novel and also it s very slow moving But if you are willing to wait through the long beginning I think you will find yourself well rewardedA word of advice though skip the movie It wasreadful The Other Boleyn Girl was my last read of 2017 and also the biggest surprise This book has been sitting on my shelf for years so long that the spine is actually completely faded from sun amage For whatever reason I just assumed this would be a three star read which is something I like to avoid at all costs I watched the movie on a plane ten years ago and even though I liked it I thought well there s no way the book is actually any good Obviously I m an idiot because it turned out to be one of four out of fifty count em four of my 5 Star Reads This YearI Loved This star reads this yearI loved this beginning to end This baby is 661 pages okay and I actually read the majority of it in one ay My reading progress will tell you Masterplots II differently but that s only because I abandoned it after the first few chapters to read A Court of Mist and Fury Iidn t really return to it until after Christmas and then I read about 450 pages in one sitting while ingesting copious amount of alcohol and chocolate It s so bloody entertaining There is never a moment of tedium African American History Black History Month Book 1 despite its length and I constantly wanted to know what would happen nextA lot of people appear to be unhappy with Anne being portrayed as the villain but I wholeheartedlyisagree with that I saw her as a protagonist of sorts a feminist gone mad She wanted so badly to be treated like a man respected by men and then ev. 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