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S’s books

March 17th, 2009

I read Mysteries, Classics/Literature, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Historical Fiction. I don’t really like Romance novels, yeah you heard me – no panting sobbing crap on my nightstand.

Books I’ve read:

The Last Four Things by Andrew Taylor
Was a good read and suspenseful. If you are squeamish about children being abducted, this is not a book  you would want to read. It was not really a classic murder mystery, in that you knew who did it, you just didn’t know what was going to happen next. I stayed up way too late to find out how it ended. It’s the first in the “Roth” trilogy.

By a Lady by Amanda Elyot
Hmmm a modern 20th century New York actress finds herself in Jane Austen’s England, or is it the other way around? Anyway, lighthearted fare, kind of heavy on the eroticism – which didn’t seem to fit, nor was the story very convincing. Why do modern writers feel the need to redo Jane Austen as soft-porn. <boggle> Can’t they just recreate the quaint , hidden, eroticism of a book like Pride and Prejudice, then  rub one out in bed with the lights off later, fantasizing about Colin Firth wallpapering their bathroom? I mean, it works for me, ha ha jk.  It’s jarring to be rocking along with a re imagined Elizabeth or Darcy, then have to read about juicy love-making – always involving something hard and huge, LOL! I slogged through it, but wouldn’t recommend it.

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