Reading notes, week 20

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Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers. (If that link throws up a paywall, clearing cookies and refreshing the page is likely to fix it.) Part of the Harriet Vane reread. Goodness, I’m reading a different book yet again. If I’d read only Gaudy Night in my life, and none of the other Harriet Vane novels, I wouldn’t even be tempted to think that Peter’s persistence is nasty stalking behaviour (which I intermittently think I ought to be thinking, and I almost lost a friend over it years ago because we couldn’t agree to disagree). He wants her for who she is, and for what she does. Miss De Vine and some of the other dons make that abundantly clear. I still cringe at the Poltergeist showdown scene, because it’s written so well that I’d almost believe it.

Index of reading notes is here.

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