Book list

Jan. 1st, 2007 12:00 pm
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I started this entry in October 2007 (more or less for myself), to keep track of my reading habits (this doesn't include some of the stuff I read for uni though).
I hope I'll manage to keep it up to date, I might not add every book the actual day I finished reading though.

- Fry, Stephen: The Liar

- Calderón de la Barca, Pedro: El gran teatro del mundo

25. 11. 08

- Dunnett, Dorothy: Checkmate

November 08
- Lope de Vega, Félix: La dama boba


- Dunnett, Dorothy: The Ringed Castle

- McDermid, Val: Beneath The Bleeding

- McKnight, Connor/Silver, Caroline: The Who... through the eyes of Pete Townshend

- McDermid, Val: Echo einer Winternacht

August - September:
- Machiavelli, Niccolò: Il Principe (reread)
- Machiavelli, Niccolò: Discorsi (reread)
- Machiavelli, Niccolò: Istorie Fiorentine

- Fry, Stephen: Making History

August 2008
- Wilkerson, Mark: The Life of Pete Townshend

- McLagan, Ian: All The Rage

- Townshend, Pete: Horse's Neck

- Maupin, Armistead: Further Tales Of The City

- Maupin, Armistead: More Tales Of The City

- Delibes, Miguel: Los Santos Inocentes

- Yorke, Ritchie: Led Zeppelin

- Marías, Javier: Corazón Tan Blanco (reread)

- Hesse, Hermann: Demian

- Canetti, Elias: Die gerettete Zunge

- Clapton, Eric: The Autobiography

- Dunnett, Dorothy: Pawn in Frankincense

March 08
- Maupin, Armistead: Tales Of The City

21. 03. 08
- Dunnett, Dorothy: The Disorderly Knights

16. 02. 08
- Tremlett, George: The Who

- Jaud, Tommy: Millionär

- Butler, Dougal: Full Moon

- Palazzeschi, Aldo: Il Codice Perelà

- Dunnett, Dorothy: Queen's Play

December 07
- Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso: Mafarka - Il Futurista

15. 11. 07

- Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso:
Distruzione della sintassi; Fondazione e Manifesto del Futurismo & Uccidiamo il Chiaro di Luna!

- Beckett, Simon: The Chemistry of Death

- Palazzeschi, Aldo: Sorelle Materassi

- Fletcher, Tony; Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon.

Date: 2008-02-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey. I found you trawling the internet for Dorothy Dunnett/Lymond. Hope you don't mind me commenting here. Anyway, I'm re-reading Queen's Play for the 3rd or 4th time, and wondered what you made of it?

Date: 2008-02-11 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey. No, I don't mind at all.

Well, I'm reading the whole series for the first time and I'm in a constant feeling of awe while reading the books really. They're just so overwhelmingly well written that I'm having difficulties to put my enthusiasm into words, not to mention pick out passages or things that impressed me most.

I didn't like Queen's Play quite as much as I liked The Game of Kings, but that might be due to the fact that it took me a lot longer to read the second book, because I had a lot of reading for university to do inbetween.
(Which is minimal though I should maybe add, because it's still masterfully written!)

Date: 2008-02-11 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, QP is problematic for many readers, sort of Dorothy's bastard child, the one no one seems to love- though actually I DO love it because Lymond, at least in the beginning before Thady Boy becomes more than a role, is so unfettered it's as though we are seeing his true self not the guise he normally wears for self-protection, like armour and shield. Rare are the moments thereafter are we so privileged to see Francis Crawford so full of joy, indulging his passions, for music in particular, something so fundamental to him. QP seems to many to exist only to serve later plot developments, yet there is much to enjoy- the mad-cap rooftop chase at Blois is one of my favourite scenes in LC, and, of course, we meet Archie, and Margaret Erskine,both of whom I love. There are also some scenes I can hardly bear to read again- the poisoning, for e.g. and its aftermath, the hunt with Luadhas. I also am very fond of O'LiamRoe.

Date: 2008-02-11 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yes, the rooftop chase, Margaret and Lymond playing his music! I loved all that!
As I said, it's really not that I didn't like it at all, it just didn't captivate me quite as much, but I guess Game of Kings was also a bit special because it's the first book, the first time you actually come in contact with Lymond and his world.

I also liked that it was set in France, because I, personally, have more knowledge of Renaissance France than Scottland or England.



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