My present project is to embark on a series of Writers’ Notes inspired by a focused audio-reading of these books. I have posted Writers’ Notes on earlier books (see below).
Here are my notes on Bring Up The Bodies.
What have I learned from this book?
- An exhaustively researched, beautifully written and constructed novel set in a certain time space does not have to be lumped into a genre called The Historical Novel. It does not ‘date’.
- The rich possibiloties of in depth use of that very close third person
- The possibility of
showing unlikeable characteristics in a likeable way
- Showing power positions through well conceived dialogue
- Best to challenge oneself and be ambitious and not ‘serve’ the market.