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."
Dracula Daily: IJWTS that it was a pretty clever move by Stoker having Mina figure out the connection goes two ways. Her Ideal Womanhood gets kind of tiresome, but she can be an interesting character. The adaptations where she ends up a vampire really irritate me
Has anyone here read the Troll Fell series by Katherine Langrish? They have the whole trilogy at my volunteer job and I was thinking of getting them.
So, I’m working my way through Josephine Tey and I am up to Daughter of Time and there’s a point early on where Alan Grant (the first time I read these books, as a teenager, I did not even notice that it was the same guy in most of them, that’s how little impression he made on me, but now I can see even the ones he doesn’t appear in are probably part of the Alan Grant Universe) mentions that he had seen Richard of Bordeaux four times in his youth. Josephine Tey wrote Richard of Bordeaux (under a different pen name) after she had written The Man in the Queue (originally published under that same pen name but later republished as Tey) which featured Grant as a mature detective who had been a soldier in WWI so my brain hurts from the continuity wormhole. It is meant, I am sure, as a jokey Easter egg but it’s bothering me!
Ha! That would bug me too!
I am only a handful of chapters into Nona the Ninth and am finding Tamsyn Muir's comment that "this book has a serious case of gender" to be 100% and delightfully accurate.
Ha! That is so.
For the mystery book club I’m leading, I invite your suggestions of authors/books you’d call “modern classics.” I’m thinking post-2000, authors there’s general consensus that this person will go on the lists for a long time. So far I’m thinking Louise Penny. What else?
Signed, golden age is my natural space
ETA I am currently reading John Dickson Carr after finishing Josephine Tey, so not the best source...
Gillian Flynn? Would you call her stuff mysteries? I think so.