Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CSM's 10 best books of 2012 – fiction

One of the Christian Science Monitor's ten best books of 2012 – fiction:
Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

In this Booker Prize-winning sequel to Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” (also a Booker Prize winner), Anne Boleyn sits triumphant on the throne she schemed so long to get – only to discover that her position is anything but secure.
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Mantel's Wolf Hall made John Mullan's list of ten of the most memorable cardinals in literature, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on dangerous minds and Lev Grossman's list of the top ten fiction books of 2009, and is one of Geraldine Brooks's favorite works of historical fiction; Matt Beynon Rees called it "[s]imply the best historical novel for many, many years."

--Marshal Zeringue