Saturday, 9 April 2011
Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
Some people have found the structure difficult, but I didn't mind the time shifts - I felt I could trust the novelist to lead me through the story in an interesting way. It was Thomas Cromwell himself who eluded me. And the whole novel reads curiously like the prelude to something - Wolf Hall is still outside the narrative frame, a visit planned to fill an inconvenient gap in the king's summer progress. It is all just about to happen. I will have to wait for the sequel!