I've taken to remedying my reading backfall, so here's what's happened:The White Company
, by Arthur Conan Doyle - Highly recommended. Excellent book, and with strong women who don't suck, although they're offstage far too much. Excellent read, can't wait to start Sir Nigel
.The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Bit of a disappointment. tSP himself is pretty fun, but you never get to see him DO much astoundingly clever (at least in comparison to the book as a whole), and the main viewpoint character is quite disappointing. I know I should be understanding of other periods and points of view, but this was just weak, to me.
Worth reading once, I'd say.
Now on Ivanhoe
. It's ok, not up to tWC, but alright. No major surprises, I've seen most things coming. Ought to go looking for Rowena/Rebecca stories...
Came across this line and had
to post it:
"Well and yeomanly done!" shouted the robbers; "fair play and Old England forever!"
Does that sound like the cutthroats anyone else is familiar with?