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19 September 2004 @ 11:09 pm
Books read in the last 2 weeks  
No time for remarks, just the list.

"Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain 850-1520" by Christopher Dyer (New)
"Zandru's Forge" by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross (New)
"Kushiel's Chosen" by Jacqueline Carey (New)
"Kushiel's Avatar" by Jacqueline Carey (New, unfinished so far)
Current Mood: tiredtired
Mrs. Christie: booksshineyquarter on September 19th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
I am reading "Kushiel's Avatar" right now. Have less than 200 pages left. I don't get too much time to read so it has been slow going for me. I like the trillogy but this last one has been a bit rough. I guess that's the way it is when you read books about people who get pleasure from pain.
Margaretpling on September 20th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)
I waited to comment till I'd checked roughly how far through the book you were - you're past the worst bit, I think. I think it was mostly bad coz it was too much even for Phedre, mentally rather than physically I mean. There's a bit (pg 332 in my copy) where she thinks about giving her signale and realises she can't, because it's not a game this time.
Mrs. Christie: <agreeable>shineyquarter on September 20th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
All I have to say is iron. Ouch. Though at least she has a plot unlike some stuff that gets into that sort of thing.
susancsusanc on September 20th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
I've just finished the Jacqueline Carey series of books! It's fantastic. The first page of the first book rivited me right off! Gosh.. it's nice to know someone else who's read that. :) Did you read Kushiel's Dart?

Margaretpling on September 20th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I bought that a while ago, and really liked it. The other two weren't out in the UK at that point, so I didn't get a chance to pick them up till the other week.
susancsusanc on September 20th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
This is so way cool. I really enjoy her writing style. I've read about the world of B&D before and certainly have observed it when I went to Bondage-A-Go-Go so I'm a bit familiar with the topic and wasn't totally lost. Still, it was a bit rough until I finally got involved with the different characters in the book.

Another authoress I like is Tannith Lee. She's also a very gifted and interesting writer and spins a good story.
Margaretpling on September 20th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC)
One of the things that I thought made Carey's writing so good was that it made me identify with and feel for a character who did, and enjoyed doing, things that I would not. She's also very good at concealing the twists and turns of the plot - quite a few things totally surprised me in the books.

I don't think I've read any Tannith Lee, though I keep coming across recommendations of her stuff. I need to see if the library has any, I think.
susancsusanc on September 21st, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
The Tannith Lee book I started with was "Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights".. a collection of short stories all with the same theme. "Tamastara" and "Bright Burning Tiger" were my favs in the collection... I really identify with the first as it reflects my demons. I can no longer find it in the bookstores and may need to order online for a copy, if it's still in print.