Mystery Book Club An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor Buy book: $16.73 This irresistible literary thriller in the tradition of "The Alienist" and "An Instance of the Fingerpost" is set in early 1800s England and involves young Edgar Allan Poe.
That was my first thought upon reading the short description of this book. I'm not sure what to make of it yet, so I'll give it a chance. So far, it seems to be an interesting read. In some ways, though, I'm reading it because it's there and not because it's interesting. Yet, it's early, so I'm not going to completely discount it.
It will be interesting to see how this goes. I enjoy Victorian era reading and style, so it should turn favorable. Definitely one to stick through to see where it leads.
"What wild desires, what restless torments seize
The hapless man, who feels the book-disease..."
- Dr. John Ferriar (from the poem Bibliomania, 1863)
"An Unpardonable Crime" is a twenty-first-century novel with a
nineteenth-century voice. "
I do wish it were written in a twenty-first-century voice - I am trying to plough my way through the language - after today's read at least have a little idea as to what this book is saying - but must admit the ground is more clay than sand - at least for me - but will keep ploughing on - for the week at least -
My word - I find myself being drawn into this book and actually enjoying the reading of it - getting into the meter and rythym of it I suppose - and also finally the author making known to me the story line -
FYI - did not know that a horse drawing a carriage was called a "hack" - that's what it said - but will still go the dictionary myself of course -
i dont usually read scary titles like this but it sounded interesting i went over to my local libtrary and they didnt have this partitular book i cant wait until it comes out in in soft cover so far its a pretty good read ill have to get a copy
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Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Sep 26, 2004 12:11 PM