No blog post today. My brain is full up. Also, the sun is shining but it’s not hot (imagine a ripple of trumpets, flags, exploding fireworks: I am pleased). So I’ll be on the deck with a cup of tea and an R.F. Delderfield novel. (Diana, originally published in two parts, There Was A Fair Maid Dwelling and The Unjust Skies, but you just can’t get the originals anymore; still they read very well in the Coronet omnibus edition. Just ignore the horrible cover.) Delderfield wrote great, deep-pocketed, rich, interesting and very, very satisfying books. Go buy something. You won’t regret it.
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I've been reading a lot of Iain Bank's Culture novels. Well, two. Really digging them.
Glad to hear it's finally cooled off.
Looks like a good book. I finally finished “Outlander” a couple of weeks ago – enjoyed that. Omnibus reminds me of reading “Ash” all-in-one. Took forever because the type was so tiny and it had those annoying footnotes that were even smaller. But that was 4-in-1 I think. Good tho. Right now I'm reading two of the Darkover books (MZB) in one.
mordicai, have you read any of his 'without the m' novels?
jennifer, I love a big fat novel–even when it's mostly the air they've forced into the paper to make it poofier. Diana is set in the 30s. It's about class, and love, and coming of age. It's a lovely book.
Huh. I used to sell a lot of Delderfield novels when I was a wholesale buyer in the mid-70's. Far from a Best Seller, but he had a lot of fans, even in good old Fort Worth, Texas. So many good authors we forget about.
Nope; I used to have a copy of Wasp Factory on my buy shelf but never grabbed it; these last two Culture novels (http://mordicai.livejournal.com/1697006.html & http://mordicai.livejournal.com/1694888.html) are the first I've cracked. I like 'em a whole bunch.
Don't get me wrong – I love a big fat novel too – those are my favorite kinds. It's just when they make the type to small for me to read that I object to…
Yeah, that's why I like my Kindle so much.
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