The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
What’s it about?
This is a collection of short stories.
What did it make me think about?
I was so intrigued with what Hilary Mantel would write for a short story after reading “Wolf Hall”. "Wolf Hall" was anything but short.
Should I read it?
I enjoyed almost every story. I especially found “The Heart Fails Without Warning” interesting. Hilary Mantel writes in such a strong style that even though the subject matter was completely different than Tudor England, I could still recognize her writing. If you like short stories you will enjoy this book.
“Like last year’s school uniform, it was too big for her. It didn’t matter, because the school had made it clear they didn’t want to see her this term. Not until she’s turned the corner, they said, on her way back to a normal weight. Because the school has such a competitive ethos. And it could lead to mass fatalities if the girls decided to compete with Morna.”
Which story resonated with you?
If you like this try-
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!