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The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
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Nov 15, 2007

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I really loved the concept of this book. It is about Alexander Pope and the fictionalized account of the story behind his famous poem "The Rape of the Lock." Pope is one of the most intriguing English writers, and this book fails to do him justice. Sophie Gee took some of the greatest literary and political minds of the time and turned them into little more than two-dimensional soap-opera characters. Yes, I understand that part of the pupose of the book was to try to make comparisons between the lifestyle during Pope's time and modern society, but it does so only on the most superficial levels. (Hey, you go to Starbuck's, they went to White's. See how alike we are??) Again, this was a great *idea* for a book, but just never really followed through with the goods.

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