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Great Story of Female Power
ARC Reviewed by Gabi for Book Sake
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I'm not really sure what to think...
I'm not really sure what to think of this book. It was not what I was expecting at all. I was never really captured by Joan's character. The way she was written didn't seem like a person who could convince thousands to follow her to save France. In fact, a lot of the time it felt like the men around her were just appeasing her. I'm not sure how many actually believed in her visions of her quest. I'm wondering if I might be slightly biased considering my psychology background. Her name is often mentioned in conjunction with schizophrenia in text books, so I'm wondering if I had a hard time convincing myself her visions were divine.
I also disliked the focus on sex. I get that she was a virgin and by remaining that way she fulfilled the prophecy. But, I don't think it need to be repeated so often in the story. And it seemed like the men in the story were so often focusing on that. I'm sure it wasn't easy for many of them being in such close proximity to her, but I really doubt it was as much of a focus and the book makes it seem.
In the end, I'm left on the fence on this one. I still feel I don't have a grasp on Joan of Arc's character. I think I would like to read something else about her.
posted by pagese on January 1, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 4, 2013
This book was intersting and was suprisingly filled with accurate information! I have always had interest in Joan of Arc and its great there is such a book like thid
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Posted September 16, 2012