Thursday, 1 April 2010

march reading

The Burry Man's Day, the second in the series of the Dandy Gilver Murder Mysteries by Catriona McPherson. Again featuring the same engaging character, Dandelion Gilver, the writing in this volume was rather different to the first, shorter sentences, more concise, more clarity. I had thought that the convoluted writing in the first volume - After the Armistice Ball - was just my imagination after the journalistic incisiveness of Stiff. But it wasn't my imagination, it was the writing, and this volume is eminently more readable.

Needless to say I really enjoyed it, even though it took me the whole month to get through. I usually read while I'm settling Baby B, one hand keeping the book open, one hand in a rhythmic pat-pat on his mattress.
Having read the two volumes now, the post-Great War setting has become more significant which I am finding to be a really interesting element.

Can't wait to read the next one but I am rationing myself! Next month will I think be more sex with vampires.

1 comment:

Leonie said...

Sex with vampires hey?? That wouldn't be Sookie would it?