[LMB] OT: ISO Calibrated Book Recommendations

Rachel Ganz rachel at compromise.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Aug 30 10:35:31 BST 2007

A discussion between Elizabeth and Meg provided
 > On Sun, 26 Aug 2007, Meg Justus wrote:
 > > Ah.  Then I won't be much help to you.  Except for Bujold (of course), my 
 > > tastes don't seem to run the same way as most of the rest of this group.  I 
 > > don't like the Liaden universe, and Heyer bores me to death, 
 Amazing!  Can't say I've never been bored by Heyer, but on the whole, I love her books.
 > Like my mother, who loved most historical fiction, but found Heyer 
 > too arch. 
 How odd.


I have read all of Heyer, it is still among my favoured chicken soup reading, but:
when I got one of her books out on tape (Venetia), I found it embarrassingly bad to listen to.

The silent voices inside my head did not survive a real person.

Have any other listees suffered disillusionment through reading aloud (another example of this for me is Armistead Maupin).

Brevity, clarity and cups of tea

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