Posts Tagged: dorothy sayers

Reading notes, week 21

Well, not quite one book this week. Two full novels and also a bunch of fanfic, which I’m not listing except the one that stood out by a mile. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers.¬†Concluding this round of Harriet Vane rereads because I was reading canon for my intoabar story, and I don’t much feel

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Reading notes, week 20

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,

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Reading notes, week 19

Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers. Part of my Harriet Vane reread. It contains both the best (searching on the beach, solving the cypher) and the worst (row about gratitude, cringingly antisemitic encounter with theatre agent) scenes in all of Dorothy Sayers’ works. The puzzle is exquisite, though. (And the TV adaptation is also

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Reading notes, week 18

All of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. Now I’m fixing the atrocious epub conversion so I can give them to Spouse without cringing. I think my favourite is #2, Searching for Dragons. Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. Canon review, in fact, because I offered Harriet Vane for the a ficathon goes

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Reading notes, week 40

Instead of doing canon review for the Trick or Treat exchange (need to get the characters right, I do have a probably-working idea and some of the story written) I’m reading Jerry-survives-the-war fixit fic for some reason. And more fanfic. And still more fanfic, making this a monster post because I want at least a

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Reading notes, week 32

August 7: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers. It gets better on every reread. I still love all the bell-ringing and Hilary Thorpe is now on my list of literary crushes. August 9: The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie. One of the better Poirots, though I dislike the trope of giving the villain POV

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Reading notes, week 14

April 7: Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers. Goodness, they’re so young. Parker, in particular, is very young (and serious, but he stays that way throughout the series). But the people are already real people, even the minor characters (Freddy Arbuthnot, Christine Levy n√©e Ford, the Dowager Duchess). I don’t know yet if this is

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Reading notes, week 13

April 2: Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh. Completeness reread. Parts of it are excellent, and I see a couple of things I hadn’t noticed before (especially characterization; I wonder if this is Sayers or Walsh). For some reason it’s a very slow read this time, even when I sit down

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Reading notes, week 12

March 24: A Presumption of Death by (Dorothy L. Sayers and) Jill Paton Walsh. I know almost for certain that Sayers only laid the groundwork in The Wimsey Papers, and Walsh did all of the writing. It’s okay writing, though, good fanfic [1], unlike The Attenbury Emeralds which annoys me more every time I reread

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Reading notes, week 11

March 17: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers. So-manyth reread. Spotted a tiny continuity error: somewhere at the beginning, Lord Peter is on a windowsill with a cat and when he gets up the cat leaves in a huff, jumping out of sight, and not much later he retrieves his blazer from under the cat. (Though,

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