Tags: Adult chat simulatorhow long dating before boyfriendJusthookup irelandendnotes not updatingdifference between absolute and relative dating of rocksaccommodating employees with disabilitieskanye west dating historydating on xbox livedating a co worker statistics
It's the fashion with historical novels these days to purport to be true stories, and this one's no exception.It claims to be the memoir of the author's six-times-great-grandfather Jeremiah Mount as he rises and falls through the history of the 17th century.It's written in a mock 'authentic' Elizabethan style, and the author doesn't bother with quotation marks when people speak.
This is followed by Shardlake blacking out and waking up after just the right amount of time for all the arrests to have been made, the letters to have arrived and developments have happened generally.
All very neat, But things do get convincingly messy after that.
And what a lot of history they had back then: a King executed, a Commonwealth, the Restoration of the monarchy, the Plague, the Great Fire, wars with Holland, fortunes lost, coffee shops opening...it's all here and our hero's in amongst most of it.
As he drinks and schemes and carouses his way through the London being formed by these events Jem befriends, repeatedly encounters, and finally becomes obsessed with Samuel Pepys.
It's worth persevering, though, as the story is gripping - despite the fact that we know how it ends - and the detail dense.
Things Elizabethan were, a couple of years back, hot, the films Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love (which features Marlowe, played by Rupert Everett), and all.
Which use of keywords will hopefully give a flavour and an odour of what the books is about.
I found it more a thing of atmosphere and sensation than consistent plotting and involvement, but I enjoyed it muchly and will surely give the author another go.
Leaving which grouch aside, this novel does sterling work with end-of-times themes and fatalism and mysticism.
Religion, angels, visions, and homunculi also feature.