Posted by Ken on November 12, 1997 at 11:21:13:
In response to Thank you, but no one equals Lymond! Faulkner time????, written by Marsha on November 11, 1997 at 10:56:40
me] ] I actually think there is a little more more meat & slightly better prose in the later work,
Marsha] No, no, no! That couldn't be so: no one can equal my Lymond :) Nevah!
What I wrote might not be clear: Dunnet is the author of both series. And I assure you that Claes is as big a rogue as Francis any day of the week (-: Though perhaps not quite as high strung.
Marsha ] I'd think Faulkner time is during midsummer. Or maybe it's all that heat in "As I lay dying". But certainly, if you read it in winter, it won't feel as cold :)
No, a lot of Faulkner takes place in the winter. But I'm thinking of "The Bear"'s "indian summer's indian summer", although what I'd actually pick up would be The Hamlet, with the story of Eula "hothouse grapes" Varner. That would certainly warm one up (-:
Marsha ] But I can't think of anything to follow Lymond Chronicles. They are so diff. from anything else, and I loved them so much. Maybe another reread is in order...
That's why I recommend her later Niccolo stuff. Or, you could try Margery Allingham's Traitor's Purse; it has much of the flavor of Checkmate. The detective has amnesia, he responds with desperate acts of self-denial when his fiance wants to break off their engagement (while still helping him with the mystery), and he is capable of the 90-degrees-off-course tacks of Francis Lymond. Amanda is very Philippa-like. (Of course, she's also a redhead, and I have a thing for redheads. Well, I also have a thing for blondes and, come to think of it, brunettes. But I really have a Thing for redheads, it's undeniable (-: )
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