Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Comfort Reading

This is my ultimate comfort read, and, heresy that this may be to some, is far more satisfying, and better for you, than a box of chocolates. I haven't yet read a Georgette Heyer novel that hasn't had fully realised characters, interesting plots, fully realised characters and sparkling, witty dialogue. This one is a classic, with reason, and is just sheer bliss from start to finish. I don't want to give the plot away, but Heyer transcends and transforms the conventions of romantic fiction and produces a scintillating and exciting novel. Try one. If you don't believe me fans such as A.S. Byatt, Margaret Drabble and Stephen Fry (yes really!) can't be wrong.

4 comments:

brunhilde said...
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brunhilde said...

Well here you know you preach to the converted. From 14 onwards Heyer has been my ultimate comfort read, and she is so very funny as well. There is one bit in Cotillion that I can't read when eating because I laugh so much. Interested to hear what you think of Book Thief - DD reviewed it for uni mag and hated it.. (I think she actually read it, but of course you can never be sure...) OK I really need to read these things through before posting and get read of my flying finger errors.

Cailleach said...

I've heard this author's name on a message board recently where I think GH was nominated for an award...? Maybe I'm imagining things here...

How do you get through so many books River - you're a marvel - making up for lost reading time?:)

belle said...

ok so that's a nother author added to the must read pile. I had a comfort book buying spree this week ... I did enjoy it :o)