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The Other Boleyn Girl

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ruth
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Postby ruth » Sat September 5th, 2009, 8:31 pm

I loved TOBG - one of my favourite reads so far this year. I read The Queen's Fool last year (in retrospect, it would have been better to have read them the other way round), and loved that too. I want to read The Other Queen, but have heard a few people say that it's not as good as some of her other books.

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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat September 5th, 2009, 9:42 pm

"ruth" wrote:I loved TOBG - one of my favourite reads so far this year. I read The Queen's Fool last year (in retrospect, it would have been better to have read them the other way round), and loved that too. I want to read The Other Queen, but have heard a few people say that it's not as good as some of her other books.


I love TOBG although I'm not blind to its flaws. The Queen's Fool was a DNF for me - found it contrived, and wasn't interested enough in any of the characters to read on. The romance element also seemed super predictable, although to be fair, I didn't finish it, so perhaps it wasn't!

I did finish TOQ, but it was a struggle. I wouldn't really recommend it. I advise getting it from the library.

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Postby SCW » Tue November 16th, 2010, 10:21 am

Out of all her Tudor Novels this is my favourite, Even though there were some historical (possible) errors, its a wonderful read.

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Postby wendy » Tue November 16th, 2010, 1:24 pm

"SCW" wrote:Out of all her Tudor Novels this is my favourite, Even though there were some historical (possible) errors, its a wonderful read.


I also really enjoyed TOBG. It was a refreshing change for someone to try to account for the allegations against Anne Boleyn ( particularly the incest and witch craft). But I HATED the movie version with a passion!

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Postby LoobyG » Tue November 16th, 2010, 10:25 pm

I don't intend to read anything else by PG unless she changes her style somewhat, but I do remember reading TOBG and enjoying it some time ago. I also hated the movie version with a passion, and I had been so looking forward to it when I saw the cast - I really like Scarlett Johansson! But the way they portrayed Anne and made Mary a saint infuriated me, especially when they made out she took Elizabeth at the end...just typing about it makes me seethe lol :D

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Postby wendy » Wed November 17th, 2010, 1:27 pm

"LoobyG" wrote:I don't intend to read anything else by PG unless she changes her style somewhat, but I do remember reading TOBG and enjoying it some time ago. I also hated the movie version with a passion, and I had been so looking forward to it when I saw the cast - I really like Scarlett Johansson! But the way they portrayed Anne and made Mary a saint infuriated me, especially when they made out she took Elizabeth at the end...just typing about it makes me seethe lol :D


That movie was just so wrong on so many levels! I wonder what PG thought when she saw it?

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Postby princess garnet » Thu November 18th, 2010, 10:09 pm

"wendy" wrote:That movie was just so wrong on so many levels! I wonder what PG thought when she saw it?

She commented in her online forum that she advised against the rape scene. Overall she seemed pleased with it, from what I've read.

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Postby Miss Moppet » Thu November 18th, 2010, 10:52 pm

"LoobyG" wrote:especially when they made out she took Elizabeth at the end...just typing about it makes me seethe lol :D


That was beyond ridiculous. I was torn between rolling my eyes and LMAO.

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Postby wendy » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 11:57 pm

"princess garnet" wrote:She commented in her online forum that she advised against the rape scene. Overall she seemed pleased with it, from what I've read.


Yeah, I guess a zillion Hollywood dollars would have the effect on me too!

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Postby Divia » Wed November 24th, 2010, 1:16 am

"princess garnet" wrote:She commented in her online forum that she advised against the rape scene. Overall she seemed pleased with it, from what I've read.


I must have blocked it out. I dont remember it.
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