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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher ( free ) by Hilary Mantel

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Yed out behind the bushes in 'Comma'; nurses clash in 'Harley Street' over something than professional differences; and in the title story staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting gameWhether set in a claustrop. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewReality behind the surface Literature The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary MantelThis is my first Mantel I ve been postponing reading the first two volumes of the Cromwell trilogy waiting for the third volume to come out predictably in 2016 One does not tackle a twice awarded writer with the Man Booker Prize without having everything in one big bundle to make a proper assessmentNevertheless here goes my first take on Hilary Mantel for what it s worth One of my favourite things in life is reading that truly astounding book at the right juncture in time ie a book that mysteriously echoes and enriches my current thoughts I think this was one of those imperfectperfect books There is a peculiar comfort in reading a book whose structures and operations mimic what I think literature should be all about One of the things I like the most about literature is to read it and later on write about it Literature for me is all about a set of interlocking conventions a system and how we can read this so called system into something meaningfulYou can find the rest of this review elsewhere

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Hobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road on a Greek island these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit Displaying all of Mantel's unmistakable style and wit they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powe. Mantel eerily observant and wickedly funny is a strange combination of self conscious fear and lashing wit Faced with her precision I am reduced to the inarticulate a laugh a sigh a whispered outbreath G olSometimes she uses just a word an adjective or a verb that brings a smile a wince a world to life At six the steeple headed Saleem had lost his baby fat and his movements were tentative as if his limbs were snappable The story How Shall I Know You speaks directly to my fears An author is persuaded to speak to a book group outside of London and it is a loathsome destination her lodging was not precisely as the photograph had suggested Set back from the road it seemed to grow out of a parking lot a jumble of vehicles double parked and crowding to the edge of the sidewalk The smell of the place had a travelers stenchtar of ten thousand cigarettes fat of ten thousand breakfasts the leaking metal seep of a thousand saving cuts recalling her struggle with a biography about a man who accidentally cut his throat while shaving The author recalls an earlier presumably luxurious accommodation In Madrid by contrast my publishers had put me in a hotel suite that consisted of four small dark paneled rooms They had sent me an opulent unwieldy scented bouuet great wheels of flowers with woody stems The concierge brought me heavy vases of a grayish glass slippery in my hands and I edged them freighted with blooms onto every polished surface I stumbled from room to room coffinned against the brown paneling forlorn strange under a pall of pollen like a person trying to break out of her own funeral The story speaks to my fears because I am struck with terror when someone suggests actually meeting an author or asking them a uestion Haven t they already told us what they wanted to say What on earth could I possibly ask Good lord and what wither under that funny devastating vampiric wit that x ray vision This is a slim collection beautifully printed with vast spacing and acres of white There is room for your mind to wander to what she might have said but did not Mantel uses words in a way that has no precedent Her vision is uniue She doesn t need as many words as others often do to convey her devilish vision You would have thought if you d tried to read her award winning novels about Thomas Cromwell that she could not write only a little but you d be wrong She can and she does here These are perfect little gems that speak to her and our deepest fears the deepest held secrets of the heart

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HILARY MANTEL is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers In these ten bracingly transgressive tales all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged ushering concealed horrors into the light Childhood cruelty is pla. Oh what a nice surprise I didn t expect her to be funny Sly wit and careful attention I must read


10 thoughts on “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

  1. says:

    Oh what a nice surprise I didn't expect her to be funny Sly wit and careful attention I must read

  2. says:

    “She lives on the fumes of whiskey and the iron in the blood of her prey” The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Mantel Seriously anytime

  3. says:

    In those days the doorbell didn't ring often and if it did I would draw back into the body of the house Only at a persistent ring would I creep over the carpets and make my way to the front door with its spy hole We were

  4. says:

    I read this for a mixture of rather weak reasons 1 I was out for the day and unexpectedly finished the book I had with me

  5. says:

    The title alone should be enough to give a reader pause not to mention the cover of a headless woman holding a dead rose an indication that we haven't hopped on the Love Train Hilary Mantel's collection of ten taut and acerbic tales wouldn't be out of place on a dark and stormy night or at a slumber party where someone holds a flashlight u

  6. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewReality behind the surface Literature The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary MantelThis is my first Mantel I’ve been postponing reading the first two vo

  7. says:

    Mantel eerily observant and wickedly funny is a strange combination of self conscious fear and lashing wit Faced with her precision I am reduced to the inarticulate a laugh a sigh a whispered outbreath G’olSometimes she uses just a word an

  8. says:

    This started out as a 4 or perhaps even 5 star book but dwindled down to three stars in the endI love Hilary Mantel's writing I found her rather confusing in Wolf Hall even though the power of narrative could not be denied; by the time I read

  9. says:

    Hilary Mantel had written many books among them two long historical novels which both have won the Booker Prize Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies making her one of the few authors to win the Booker twice and the only woman to do so I can't speak about them as I haven't read them yet but when I saw this collection I thoug

  10. says:

    The only disappointing thing I can see about this book is that the title isn't true