Friday, October 1, 2010

Running A Race of Another Kind: Wolf Hall

Arrgh!!!  I'm 113 pages into Wolf Hall and holy moses this is gonna be a challenge.  I have to assign myself a certain number of pages every time I pick it up.  My Manager is also trying to read it, and she said "I hear after 200 pages it kicks in."  Oh thank the lord.  (Insert sarcasm here)   I thought I would have to read 400 pages before the action kicked in!

So far here's what I've gleaned:  Thomas Cromwell had a total tool for a Dad.  Henry the 8th is on his way to being a total tool, and Wolsey is slowly sinking into a deep depression, and likes to twist his heavily jeweled rings.

I know, I know, I'm going to read the whole thing.  And I'll be glad I did.  I feel like I'm in college again!  This is definitely a mini-classroom in a book.

More later--have to read more tonight before I turn in.  Since I can't run my half-marathon in a few weeks, I'm considering this my ode to perseverance, hard work, and just plain old slogging it out to the finish.  My medal?  A bigger brain, and a super deluxe knowledge of Cromwell.  Snort :)  yeah, right.


  1. Is there a graphic novel edition that I could read instead?

  2. That's a great idea! Get a move on it! Oh, I should also mention another thing I learned: before we had Under Armor, Thomas More felt the need to gussy up with hair shirts. Not quite the performance enhancing wicking material we're looking for!