“He thinks, perhaps I have got over Liz. It didn’t seem possible that weight would ever shift from inside his chest, but it has lightened enough to let him get on with his life. I could marry again, he thinks, but is this not what people are always telling me? He says to himself, I never think of Johane Williamson now: not Johane as she was for me. Her body once had special meaning, but that meaning is now unmade; the flesh created beneath his fingertips, hallowed by desire, becomes just the ordinary substance of a city wife, a fading woman with no particular looks. he says to himself, I never think of Anselma now; she is just the woman in the tapestry, the woman in the weave.”
—From Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
I just finished the book, which I found difficult to begin even after I was 300 pages in. I liked it more towards the end, when I gave it my attention. Should I read the sequel? I’ve been dissuaded by more than one person, but the problem is, I want to see Anne die just as much as I did Cersei. Someone please help me.