Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
blurb
kat_forster
Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
post image

A brilliant woman writing about brilliant women at Oxford in the pre-WWII period. I‘m rereading this (via audiobook, anyway) and loving it. I‘d forgotten that the first half (at least) is entirely from Harriet‘s point of view. It‘s a refreshing change - we get a little deeper into her head than we do Wimsey‘s.

review
kat_forster
Whose Body? | Dorothy Sayers
post image
Pickpick

For some reason I thought this was one of the Harriet Vane books. It is in fact the first Wimsey novel, and (despite the lack of Harriet), it‘s a brilliant mystery. We also get Bunter at his most devious, which I enjoyed immensely. Sayers‘s characters are always superb - and it‘s interesting to note the development from the duchess‘s significant role here to the whole sections written from Miss Climpson‘s or Harriet‘s point of view in later works.

review
kat_forster
Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An all-time favorite (and the audiobook was perfect for a crochet project). Here we have the remarkable character of Harriet Vane, and of course the inimitable Lord Peter. But every character, even the minor ones, is so vivid. I felt like I stepped right into Lord Peter‘s world. As a side note, I‘ve never read a book about a gentleman detective where the ladies did so much of the sleuthing. Miss Climpson is a boss!

shanaqui Miss Climpson is absolutely the best. I'm sad she's in relatively few of the books! 2mo
kat_forster @shanaqui I love her so much! she 100% stole the show on this one. 2mo
2 comments
review
kat_forster
Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
Pickpick

Sanderson somehow keeps raising the stakes - book #4 and it just gets more intense. I really appreciated Navani's character arc in this one. And it's impressive how everything starts to tie together and reveal more about how the world of Roshar (and the Cosmere) works without compromising character development or plot. It doesn't drag, despite the length - if anything, sometimes there's almost too much going on to keep track of it.