The Red Queen

The Red Queen

A Transcultural Tragicomedy

Book - 2004
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200 years after being plucked from obscurity to marry the Crown Prince of Korea, the Red Queen's ghost decides to set the record straight about her extraordinary existence - and Dr Babs Halliwell, with her own complicated past, is the perfect envoy. Why does the Red Queen pick Babs to keep her story alive, and what else does she want from her? A terrific novel set in 18th century Korea and the present day, The Red Queen is a rich and atmospheric novel about love, and what it means to be remembered.
Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9780670915231
Branch Call Number: AF DRAB


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May 27, 2016

7 out of 10. I enjoyed it, but can see where it would be confusing for some readers - it's not a straight, no-brainer read, so don't pick it up for a weekend at the beach.

Jun 22, 2011

I was able to pull through part one of The Red Queen, part 2 was boring and did not interest me I had to put it down unfinished.

Jun 03, 2008

This book was hard for me to read. I had to come to terms with Drabble's observer /narrator style of writing where there seemed to be little emotion. I did persevere to the end only to see what happened. Drabble did hook me as far as the story of the red queen goes, but did not hook me enough to read another of her books. I suspect there were more levels to the work than what I saw, but I did not want to work at it.

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