Day: October 16, 2017

Literature Reviews

Joseph Sheridan Le  Fanu: Carmilla

  I’d never read anything by Sheridan Le Fanu, even though In a Glass Darkly — the short story collection which includes Carmilla — has been sitting on my TBR for a minor eternity … no pun intended.  So when Carmilla was picked as the “Classic Horror” group read, I made a snap decision to […]

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Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea

Well, if this doesn’t count for “Darkest London,” then I don’t know what will.  Our narrator is tossed into the Marshalsea prison for being in debt to the tune of several months’ salary — a bit more than £20.00, which would have been a year’s salary or more to the poorer classes, but our Tom […]

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Peter May: Coffin Road

This book is billed as a stand-alone following May’s Lewis Trilogy, but that’s not actually quite correct, as the policeman from whose perspective part of the story is told (DS George Gunn) actually features in an important role in the Lewis Trilogy as well, and even the actual protagonist of that trilogy (Fin Macleod) and […]

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Gabriel García Márquez: Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)

  I read this book  in Spanish and I am glad I did — based on the translation of the title alone, I don’t know how many other subletlies I might have missed if I had gone for a translated version.  García Márquez’s novella deals with an honor killing, and beyond what is implied in […]

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Tannat & Tigus: Eh voilà …

  … it’s here.  Even though the cat could hardly be bothered!     (This is the only photo I got out of him at all.  After that, he decided this was too stupid for words and hoofed it under my bed.) Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1608220/tannat-tigus-eh-voila

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Halloween Bingo 2017: Update 7 — Bingos No. 3 & 4!

Bingo No. 3: First column to the right. Bingo No. 4: Second row.   The “bingo” squares and books read: Bingo No. 3:       Bingo No. 4:   I’ll have a double bingo in the wings once “Amateur Sleuth” is called, and more immediate bingos for “Classic Horror” and “Country House Mystery.”  Complete […]

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