[DWJ] Best Books of 2006

magilpat at velocitus.net magilpat at velocitus.net
Tue Jan 2 13:59:40 EST 2007


>I just read *Bath Tangle* over the weekend, thinking if Bujold likes
them, they must be OK. Very Austen-ish. OK for a fast fun read.

Mary Ann G


> On Dec 29, 2006, at 4:07 AM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>
>> Definitely interesting!  There's one Wodehouse that I think is one of
>> the funniest books ever written, and the rest I can take or leave
>> alone;
>> there are probably seven or eight of his works in the house, none of
>> them Jeeves.
>
> Which Wodehouse?
>
>> The Heyer/Bujold thing also interests me, because I certainly didn't
>> have them bracketed together in my mind as having a shared sort of
>> humour: Bujold's on record somewhere as saying that her method of
>> plotting involved working out the worst possible thing that could
>> happen
>> to a character and then doing it to them to see how they coped (or
>> words
>> to that effect) and Heyer doesn't seem to me to have any of that
>> feeling
>> in her work at all.
>
> Well, there's _A Civil Contract_, which is pretty horrible.
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