The Other Boleyn Girl

It’s book review Sunday, of course, and this week I read The Other Boleyn Girl so that I could compare it to the movie.

What I don’t understand is why this book had to be so long since it was 100% fabricated anyway. At over 600 pages, there’s bound to be loads of repetition of works and images and about half way through the book I found myself skimming it just for the plot details.

That said, it was an easy read and a good story at that. I think that Gregory paints an interesting picture of what life at that time would have been like and those parts keep the book very interesting. This was a fun book and maybe when I have more time I’ll pick up a sequel to this novel.

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5 Responses to The Other Boleyn Girl

  1. psychoexgirlfriend March 9, 2008 at 10:55 pm #

    Hey Canadian Beauty, I loved The Other Boleyn Girl. I also recommend you pick up The Constant Princess which really gives you a whole new understanding of The Other Boleyn Girl.

  2. Henna March 9, 2008 at 11:07 pm #

    oooh! Thanks for letting me know! I might pick it up in a few months’ time when I’m done reading a few books on my night table! I was thinking of actually reading a non-fiction account of Anne Boleyn and the reign of Henry VIII…. we’ll see!

  3. Ale March 10, 2008 at 12:48 am #


    I finished reading “The Other Boleyn Girl” a couple of days ago, and I agree with you: it felt a bit too long, and repetitive at a time, specially since we all know how it all ends. It was a good read tho.

  4. Ginger March 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm #

    I find the ones in this series aren’t too bad overall… however they all are a little long and dry in some spots. Still worth reading, though.

    However I don’t really like any of Gregory’s other works, they were even more boring in my opinion.

  5. Henna March 10, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Hmmm interesting. I think I’m definitely going to go the non-fiction route then. I read a description of another of the books and they are all super long and completely fictional! If I’m going to have to skim it again, I’d rather not read it.

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