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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 She lives on the fumes of whiskey and the iron in the blood of her prey The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Mantel Seriously anytime I fantasize about writing a book I read a Hilary Mantel novel and become discouraged Reading Mantel is like watching Michael Jordan play basketball or Federer play tennis or back in the day watching Tiger Woods play golf Unless you are born blind or stupid you realize that these people just don t exist on the same field or plane as the rest of humanity No matter how many swings shots or hits I practiced I could never play at the level of those masters No matter how many books I read or words I write my brain recognizes that Mantel s skill with a sentence is almost superhuman She is elegant and strong She doesn t waste a word Her prose seems to float with a bold efficiency and beauty that is hard to balance It is like watching a ballerina kick Mike Tyson s ass And I haven t even got to the fact that she can choke you with emotion and knock you out with a surprise twist and well played verbal throw down The normal laws of gravity and axioms of art do not apply to Mantel s prose Her words float Her sentences run forever Mantel DOES not fuck around with the English language She owns it Read her novels or her stories and she will sit on your chest and own you too

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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 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 Bring Up the Bodies I had got attuned to her peculiar way of writing and was enjoying the style Mantel uses the English language in surprising ways and her sentences sometimes move in mysterious ways though always grammatically correct Similes and idioms jump out of the pages when least expected and surprise and sometimes startle you This collection is also no exceptionThese stories are for the most part dark and dismal and attempt to portray the seething underbelly of modern society It lifts up the polished stone of our civilised world and reveals the worms and bugs crawling beneath It may put one off if one prefers pleasanter literary fare however being the twisted freak that I am thematically these were right up my street What let me down was mainly the sameness It could all be the same story humanity is a mess Yes we know it now let s move onThe title story was easily the weakest for me I am no fan of Margaret Thatcher and I feel I d not have been too disappointed if the event had really happened at the time as a leftist I was pro IRA and anti England in the early eighties during my college days I guess I was expecting the story to debate heavy political and philosophical issues but it skirted all of them and ended up as a damp suib of alternative historyThere are two stories which are autobiographical I felt Sorry to Disturb and How Shall I Know You Both were powerful in showing the author s paranoia and sickness possible hypochondriasis I felt along with her as I am also afflicted by the same demons In the first story Mantel gives a factually if not politically correct portrait of Saudi society as far as the expat is concerned the subtle racism and misogyny I know I worked there for a year In the second story her anxiety at being trapped in a dismal hotel in an unfamiliar city reminded me of the time when I had to stay a night in lonely lodge in Dehra Dun in North India with only a housekeeper cum cook cum general dogsbody for company with dogs howling through the night in the vast grounds However I think this story is laced with a bit of class contempt which jarsOf the remaining stories I enjoyed Comma and Winter Break and though not enjoyable reading The Heart Fails Without Warning was also powerful The newly added story The School of English is a worthy attempt to touch on the plight of foreign domestic workers in affluent countries though I felt that it was not very effective

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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


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 I fantasize about writing a book I read a Hilary Mantel novel and become discouraged Readi

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    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 big on bolts and shutters deadlocks and mortises safety chains and windows that were high and barred Through the spy hole I saw a distraught man in a crumpled silver grey suit thirties Asian He had dropped back from the do

  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 so

  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 under their chin illuminating the bones and hollows of their skeleton like a spec

  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 volumes of the Cromwell trilogy waiting for the third volume to come out predictably in 201

  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 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

  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 Bring Up the Bodies I had got attuned to her peculiar way of writing and was enjoying the style Mantel uses the English language in surprising ways and her sentences sometimes move in myster

  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 thought that it

  10. says:

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