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The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers
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Jun 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: austria, judge-a-book-by-its-title, math, vampires
Recommended for: Karanina
Read 3 times. Last read January 1, 1995.

Victorian poets and Vampires! I just read they might make a movie of this. I'll have to reread it to keep my memory fresh.

April, 2012

I am rereading this, since Tim Powers just wrote a connected book, and he is such a devious author that I don't want to miss any allusions.

May 2012

Reread finished. I had forgotten how good Powers could be at the top of his game. I've reread Last Call (I love that book, but I was surprised to find that I found the pacing so slow when I reread it), and I reread On Stranger Tides, which was not as crisp as I remembered either, but this one still retained its luster. I've had a soft spot for Shelly and Byron since I was in High School, and I've had a soft spot for Tim Powers since realizing that here was someone who could design a consistent system for how his version of the world operated and stick with it throughout this writing. Now to find and read the new one.
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January 1, 1995 – Finished Reading
June 29, 2008 – Shelved
April 30, 2012 –
page 128
32.65%
May 2, 2012 –
page 278
70.92%
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: austria
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: judge-a-book-by-its-title
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: math
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: vampires

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