Available through Kindle Unlimited, so basically free. OK!
Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.
There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."
Only one person at Book Club had actually finished Justine, which I think is a record. Only did worse with Ulysses, I guess.
I did think Durrell's prose was pretty good, and he had some vivid turns of phrase, but the book was otherwise pretty unreadable. Hella sexist, kind of racist, very colonial, and just no narrative momentum for the first half, at which point I put it down and went back to bingeing Silmarillion fic on AO3.
-t, Well, if that's the case - and you want something equally if not more batshit - try her Rejar. He's kind of oversexed ... and turns into a cat. The woman who takes him in, thinking he's a stray, talks about having him neutered (which he nopes out of ASAP).
Immediately got the rec for that when I downloaded this one...
For anyone who enjoyed Hands of the Emperor, I'm part of the way into The Return of Fitzroy Angursell and quite enjoying it. For one thing, there's a lot more action. Although the lead character is definitely the type who loves the drama. If he wasn't canonically quite dark-skinned, Tom Hiddleston would be a great casting choice.
Excellent, I have that on hold at the library, Suela.
Today the woman who cuts my hair asked if I had heard of Naomi Novik. "Hmmm, yes, I've read one or two things of hers."
I made it back to the car before I started laughing.
If this is the sort of thing you like, you will like this: Sherwood Smith discusses the literary history of the Regency romance. [link]
Interesting. I just read my first Heyer recently, but it was a contemporary (at the time it was written) mystery. I’ve read some random regency romances here and there and found it a little odd how not like Austen they were while being very much like each other.
It’s that time of year, literistas—my annual First Lines challenge: [link]