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Like this: Like Loading Carol MonacocoronavirusCrossLentMaryspiritual growthsuffering. What Bragg gives us, at times literally, is the voice of the people, a voice which opposes privilege and Now Is The Time. The narrative technique is artfully simple, for the bulk of the text carrying the reader along in shocking events of the three days of revolt. Bragg says in his Afterward that the novel was 15 years in the writing; interesting as it seems so timely.
Perhaps it has always been timely, just never properly told before. This is a novel of supreme artistry, deceptive in its narrative simplicity, wonderfully impressive and convincing in its humanity. Jan 03, Joanne rated it liked it. I enjoyed this but ultimately it undersold an extraordinary moment in English history.
I liked the attempt to include a female perspective in the shape of the royal Joan, Wat's daughter Joan and Johanna Ferrers, though they were portrayed firmly as supporting cast rather than prime メリオダス編(「7(Seven)」/FlowxGrandoreo Tv Spot Tvアニメ「七つの大罪」Ver.) - Flow (26) - Flow Anime Best 極 (CD) compare with, say, Wolf Hall's portrayal of women.
Not sure about the portrayal of Joan as the reason why King Richard lost his sympathy with the peasants' cause, and his ability to see the disproportionate p I enjoyed this but ultimately it undersold an extraordinary moment in English history. Not sure about the portrayal of Joan as the reason why King Richard lost his sympathy with the peasants' cause, and his ability to see the disproportionate power and wealth of the Church, and became something of a vengeful sadist seeking his mother's approval.
I liked the attempt to capture the momentouness of John Ball's 'I shall not kneel' moment, as a direct challenge to the divine right of kings which was not to be repeated until the English revolution. Overall, some rather prosaic prose undermined the impact of a potentially thrilling story.
Apr 30, Jo rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fictionmedieval. A fictionalised telling of the Peasants' Revolt of It's actually a lot more interesting than it sounds. Bragg brings the main characters Octane / DLR* / Safire (2) / Spinline - 10 Years Of Dispatch E.P.
(Vinyl) life and makes their stories so believable. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this as I thought it would be just sort of okay. I ended up really disliking this book. For a number of reasons, really. The actual construction of the writing is okay. However, the writing style never really gelled with me. Instead, there was an unnatural quality to his words and I never could believe the people or events he was writing about were real, Now Is The Time.
Part of this issue, I think, may be that the point-of-view was all over the place. Bragg initially begins a chapter or scene with the reader in the head of one character, Italian Style - Various - I Grandi Successi Degli Anni 90 Vol.2 (CD) to drop into the heads of other characters present in the scene without a scene break.
Another part Now Is The Time contributes to this is that a lot of the emotions of the story are very much given in exposition and summary. Bragg might avoid dumping historical information on the reader, but in terms of background, interior monologue, character motivations and reactions, oh, he just pours it all over the reader without respite.
Maybe try writing them as actual people, then. Two of these three women are supporting characters that seem to exist solely to gaze at Wat Tyler in superlative admiration. Historically, we know that this Joan was present at the revolt in London, but her actual role, thoughts and feelings about the rebellion are unknown. There are plenty of other male characters that could fulfil that role and their attitudes have the bonus of being, you know, a matter of historical record.
First of all, yuck. He was, after all, a fourteen year old boy inand his powers as king was curtailed and controlled at this time. And while Bragg lingers on the atrocities he portrays the nobility committing, portraying them as sick individuals who get off on decapitations and blood spurting, he tends to just mention the atrocities committed by the rebels before swiftly ignoring them. The sole exception is the rape scene mentioned above, which is more about how the victim thinks her father will be so ashamed of her.
Yeah, I know, the nobility are the true evil but there is room for a bit of complexity here and the rebels were hardly innocent, pure beings who never did anything wrong. In conclusion: ugh. Thus, there is some historical basis for this plot detail, but my issues with how Bragg handled this remain.
Jan 14, Helen Felgate rated it really liked it. I am a big fan of Melvyn Bragg's writing. I knew very little about the peasant's revolt and it's historical period before reading this book. It was a very engaging read combining historical accuracy with fleshed out characters such as Princess Joan and Wat Tyler.
Thoroughly enjoyed! Found tone of writing really odd Oct 04, Cheryl Brown rated it liked it. Interesting look at an event which is often only noted by a paragraph or two in history books. I had to fish out those books to remind myself of Richard's demise.
I enjoyed this but had to skim read some bits. Some of the writing style was very "old school' but the story is fascinating and alarming, especially in these times when the British Parliament is so troubled and 'English honour' seems to be at stake. Pleased I read it, pleased I finished a book which at times bored me by its style. Jan 01, David Thornber rated it did not like it. Hard going, almost a history book. Didn't get very far.
Aug 25, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fictionlibrary-borrowings. Bragg notes at the end of this book that the so-called "Peasants Revolt" is often ignored when teaching English history. You don't learn about it in school, you don't see books about it, you don't see documentaries about it. It's as if no-one wants to tell us ordinary working-class people that in the 14th century, ordinary, working class people once staged one of the biggest pr Bragg notes at the end of this book that the so-called "Peasants Revolt" is often ignored when teaching English history.
It's as if no-one wants to tell us ordinary working-class people that in the 14th century, ordinary, working class people once staged one of the biggest protests England has ever seen. It's as if they think we'd get ideas Bragg brings this neglected aspect of history to life, following Walter Now Is The Time Tyler as he becomes involved in the struggle against oppressive taxes, oppressive laws and a social structure that sees the poorest effectively treated as slaves.
Meanwhile, the wealthy hoard everything to themselves and a man who wants church services to be done in English is branded a heretic. I liked the fact that the book doesn't rush through events - we are given time to get to know our characters on both sides and understand where each of them is coming from. We understand the situation of the "Commons" as well as the blinkered privilege of the royals, aristocrats and archbishops.
In a heavily religious age where plague outbreaks are routine, there are conflicting views: some people see the plague as God's punishment for those who won't share their wealth, while the wealthy believe it is God's will that they have that wealth and power. We may not have bubonic plague outbreaks in 21st century England or be as deeply religious, but versions of those same arguments are still going on today.
This novel shows us how things turned out in the 14th century while providing plenty of food for thought for our present times. I've awarded the book 4 stars, but there was one thing I didn't like, namely disturbing content warning view spoiler [the rape of a particular female character. The scene wasn't described graphically, but it didn't seem to serve any purpose other than a random outbreak of violence. Now Is The Time appreciate that the author does deal sympathetically with the aftermath, but it turns a previously confident, assertive young woman into a timid mess for no apparent reason.
We don't even see anyone making any effort to find the culprit. The scene does not ring true and, at worst, seems like a pointless act of misogynistic violence that doesn't really need to be there. May 15, Trisha Alcisto rated it liked it. I so wanted to love this book into a 5-star review.
First, the praise: I love that Bragg chose to tell this story. The portrait of the sociolinguistic context was perfect and can serve as a insightful reflection of power in modern diglossia. This is particularly fascinating since most of us have a difficult time imagining English with the short end of the stick.
I wish that he had simply committed to fewer aspects of the revolt and its major players. The storytelling felt crowded with actors and motives, which left little time for settling in with any single character.
Point of view shifts often and the pages are flooded with names that I have already forgotten since their last mention. Imagine an Quickly I - Tumour / Anal Penetration - Do-It-Youself Lobotomy / The Daily Drop (CD) season of Game of Thrones plus all the relevant background information packed into a single episode or two.
Nov 22, Jan Laney rated it liked it Shelves: historical-novel. This is an account of the popular revolt of led by The King's soldier, Wat Tyler and an evangelical priest, John Ball. Tired of a corrupt Church and state, ground down by the imposed serfdom of the Norman rule and broken by the draconian poll tax, the common people rebel. Their numbers swell rapidly. They are marched to London where they take the city they have come to despise, execute the Archbishop and free all the prisoners.
So, you can't worry over nothing except putting off the end a your story as long as you can, and finishing it with a bang. There is nothing but now This, right here, is all there is. You don't have to live by their rules anymore.
A little danger, a little risk. Feel your heart race, listen to it. That's the sound of being alive. It's your time, Nick. Your one chance to have fun before it's all stolen by them, the adults, with their cruelty and endless rules, their can't-do-this, and can't-do-that's, their have-tos, and better-dos, their little boxes and cages all designed to break your spirit, to kill your magic.
I want to spend the rest of my nows beside you. Only the present prevails independent of mind — independent of life.
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