The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
Title: The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author: Charlie Lovett
Forma: Kindle Edition
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Shakespeare
Publisher: Viking Adult
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
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I passed by The Bookman’s Tale several times on my weekly trips to the bookstore. I picked it up, read the description and a few passages, and found it intriguing. I was perusing NetGalley one day and noticed the publisher was offering it, so I requested it. Thankfully my request was approved and I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher.
I really wanted to like this book. It has murder, romance, sex, and the Shakespeare authorship controversy, so how could anything go wrong? For me there were just a few too many things going on and a few times I got lost and when I tried to go back and get un-lost I couldn’t. Continue reading