Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

The Confessions of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn, review

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So.  Being a book reviewer is a wonderful thing.  You get books to read and in exchange you get to tell your readers about how much you loved it.  However, in some cases, there isn’t any love.

These are the reviews I hate writing the most.  The bad ones.  I’m not one of those bloggers who gets great joy in trashing an author’s work, hoping to get a rise out of them or fans of their work.  I don’t like hurting feelings.  So, here we go….

I didn’t like most aspects of this book.  It wasn’t historically accurate – which can be forgiven if the rest of the story is good.  But, I didn’t like the writing style, either – too modern.  I also didn’t like the way Katherine Howard was portrayed. She was cold, devious and calculating.  Plus, I can’t imaging her saying “fu@k”, but maybe that’s just me.  To top it all off, the title is “The Confessions of Katherine Howard”, yet it’s told through the eyes of her friend and lady-in-waiting, Cat Tilney.  And she, frankly, is super dull.

I do love the cover of the book.

Anyhow, those are my thoughts.  I read a book by Suzannah Dunn before and didn’t like it, either.  I wanted to give her another chance.  Unfortunately, she didn’t manage to win me over.

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One thought on “The Confessions of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn, review

  1. hmm..interesting. I only know of one portrayal of Katherine Howard: a ditzy naive girl. But dropping the F-bomb!? that’s a little strange. I’ll give it a try when I can I have other books from Ms. Dunn but haven’t got around to them yet.

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