And now, a new segment I shall call 'Books That Looked Interesting But That I Then Said Nope To Upon Discovering a Fatal Flaw.' I'll make it more concise later.
I saw this in a Waldenbooks downtown and thought 'Hey, ok, looks maybe not like the best book ever, but Regency England + sci-fi? Yeeeeeeeah!'
I put it down after skimming it and finding there was a character called "Mr. Dercy." Come on, people. Come on.
I promise. You can search it on Amazon.ReplyDelete
I think the biggest problem is that the heroine doesn't seem to be wearing a bra.ReplyDelete
@solasoletta Ahahaha I hadn't even noticed that. Strike two!ReplyDelete
Oh, but Dercy is actually a gay magician...ReplyDelete
Actually, I really disliked this book. The first one was like Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell lite, combined with Dickens and James and Bronte plagiarism, but this one was just rambly, annoying, and uninteresting.
I liked Mary Robinette Kowal's Shades of Milk and Honey way better.
Plus the aforementioned Jonathan Strange. Which is one of the few books of the last decade that I will say is actually a masterpiece.
@ibmiller Does not help if he's gay. I'm not reading a book where there's a character named 'Dercy.' Although it does help that it's a crap book.ReplyDelete
I have two copies of JS, and I've always avoided it because it's soooooooo long, but you're the second person who's recently said it's probably worth it, so I might do it.