Friday, December 19, 2008

Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham

Boring, cold, confusing, voiceless. Either the author is out of her depth, or I am. "He had honestly forgotten whether a horror is a greater shock than an anti-climax." Say what? And the detective is burdened with a tragic on-site love affair, philosophically correctly described, but unfelt. No go.


  1. Hi popping by a little late form the Virtual Girls Night out. You're reading Paradise Lost - wow I am super impressed. So much literature contains allusions to it that it's a big must for anyone who wants to 'get' books umm perhaps next year?

  2. Really? I only knew of the phrase "better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" -- and I found it in the first "book" so I kind of assumed maybe that's as far as anybody ever gets. Well golly that'll teach me. I'd better keep going....