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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
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Apr 22, 12

bookshelves: 2012-challenge, condylarthian-melodrama-and-murder
Read from April 12 to 20, 2012

Meh. I am not a fan of mysteries but I said I would give one a shot. Since I am a fan of Regency Era fiction, Victorian melodrama and Edwardian hijinks; I expected that this would have the highest chance of success. Overall, it was plodding, somewhat predictable and not particularly endearing to me. There was a lack of personality throughout the novel - a constant rehashing of the older text (sometimes from the same characters) and not much of a resolution at the end.

I don't regret the time spent on this one but would not doom myself to repeat it.

To sum up - This was similar to the experience of being trapped beneath Jane Austen's petticoats. For the first 15 minutes it is exhilarating until you realize you are trapped, can't breath and are being slowly kicked to death.
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