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This is a huge, complex novel, but the author has done her homework. Though Danton, Robespierre, and Desmoulins are at the center of her story, they are by no means the only major characters who populate the novel. Mantel uses historical figures as well as fictional ones to provide different points of view on the story. As she moves from one to the next, her narrative voice changes back and forth from first to third person as she sometimes grants us access to her characters' deepest thoughts and feelings, and other times keeps us guessing. A Place of Greater Safety is a happy marriage of literary and historical fiction, and a bona fide page-turner, as well. --Margaret Prior
A different sort of book from Mantel's other historical docudramas. Sometimes the reader has to work hard to follow the characters and the timeline but a fascinating presentation... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Matthew John
I am certainly no book critic, so my selection of the adjectives in the multiple choice boxes above was difficult to make. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I really do enjoy Hilary Mantel's writing, but this book needed a much tougher editor - a cast of thousands and a rambling plot doesn't turn it into a modern Tale of Two Cities.Published 21 days ago by jtg
brings many of the leading characters from the French Revolution to life; interesting blend of psychological conjecture based on filling in gaps from public records and primary... Read morePublished 1 month ago by eyetemper
The big book brings the French Revolution to life, The main characters of the Reign of Terror become human beings with strengths and weaknesses and this makes the book magnificent... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raymond Comerford
I discovered this book about a decade ago, before Mantel came to international prominence with her Cromwell novels. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter J. Orvetti
Sorry to say self indulgence by author. Other books of hers I've read far better.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth A. Wolin
This novel is a fascinating insight in to the minds, behaviours and reasoning of a number of the "feared" figures of the French revolution e.g. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Turner
As with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Mantel slowly but inexorably reveals to us the most personal feelings, thoughts, and values of persons we learned of through dry history... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Ashton