Three Moonlighting Book Characters
24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Bon Om Touk, Task 4: Which are your 3 favorite books where a key character is “moonlighting”? Three moonlighting characters: 1. Dr. John Watson: The good doctor actually has a full-time practice as an MD — which doesn’t stop him from routinely going sleuthing with London’s self-declared “only […]Read More
Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus
You know that scene in Amadeus where the Austrian emperor comments on Mozart’s music that it contains “too many notes”? That’s how I began to feel after a while about the individual episodes, destinies, and narrative detours making up the sum total of this book — they simply started to run into each other. Adjoa […]Read More
Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber
The Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault meet the Creatures of the Night What a great early start to this year’s Halloween Bingo. I confess I didn’t care so much for the first (i.e., the titular) story — leaving aside the obvious similarities to Ann Radcliffe’s Mysteries of Udolpho, it feels like I’ve read essentially this […]Read More
OK – let’s do this!
As per Moonlight Reader Madness: Well, alright — here we go! Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is a collection of short stories, so spreading these out over the course of a week will allow me to make progress here while at the same time finishing up my “Summer of Spies” reads. My Bingo […]Read More