[LMB] OT: ISO Calibrated Book Recommendations
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.
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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