An Enthusiasm for Ms. Mantel
While I liked Wolf Hall, I was not nearly so enthusiastic as Frank is in this review. I found her use of third person at times extremely thorny and confusing, and felt that we lingered a trifle in places where I would have preferred to speed on. On the other hand, I enjoyed it greatly while I read it. I must say though, that it has no lingering power with me. Nothing from it sticks in my head as particularly provocative or evocative after having read it nearly a year ago. This is, ultimately, how I judge the value of what I have read.