Thursday, August 27, 2009
Booking Through Thursday - Fluff
Q: What’s the lightest, most “fluff” kind of book you’ve read recently?
A: I'd have to say Philippa Gregory's The White Queen about Elizabeth Woodville. I call it "fluff" simply because it just doesn't come close to living up to other author's portrayals of the same time and people. I'm not saying it was BAD (it was enjoyable if you don't care much about historical inaccuracies), it just isn't the wonderful historical work that it (and the author) are made out to be. I've never bought into the whole witchy idea connected to Elizabeth and her mother and though its done decently here (no dancing around cauldrons or flying on broomsticks), I just had to roll my eyes through most of it.