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by Margaret
Mon December 31st, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Abir Mukherjee
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Abir Mukherjee

I really enjoyed A Rising Man. I loved the setting and I thought it was well researched. I liked the character of Sam Wyndham and his subtle sense of humour!! I was envisioning pots of maroon paint being sailed across the seas for the government buildings. It was entertaining and interesting. I wil...
by Margaret
Sun December 30th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading December 2018?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Currently reading The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom, but I may not keep going. The prose is incredibly good, but the characters are violent wretches and the story is brutal.
by Margaret
Sun December 30th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Favorite 2018 books
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Favorite 2018 books

I, Claudius by Robert Graves - FINALLY got to this & glad I did Oh, yes, I Claudius is fantastic! Some of my favorites this year have been: Abir Mukherjee's genre-transcending mystery novels set in Colonial India: A Rising Man , A Necessary Evil , and (due out in early 2019) Smoke and Ashes . The T...
by Margaret
Tue December 11th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Pet Hate in hf
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Pet Hate in hf

"girl! and "wife" being used in titles I wonder how much of this is generated by agents, editors and publishers rather than the author. When I was trying to sell one of my own manuscripts, my agent suggested a title change. In my case, changing the title was a very good idea. But I can imagine ther...
by Margaret
Thu December 6th, 2018, 5:15 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2018
Topic: Vanessa’s Reading Log 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: Vanessa’s Reading Log 2018

The Lingering Sigh. I love a good ghost story, too, but the really good ones don't come along too often. The last truly memorable one I read was Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, maybe a year or two ago, with a book group. I'm not sure it actually qualifies as a ghost story - but it certainly s...
by Margaret
Thu December 6th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Abir Mukherjee
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Abir Mukherjee

I’m just about to start A Rising Man
Let us know how you like it, Vanessa, when you're finished. I always find it exciting to discover a new setting - even though I've read other novels set in India, this one took me to a person and place there that was really new to me.
by Margaret
Thu December 6th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Pet Hate in hf
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Pet Hate in hf

the amount of historical novels that are titled "The such-and-such's daughter/wife" Yes, there are a lot of these! I do understand that a novel about the wife or daughter of a very famous man may attract more readers if titled "Attila's Wife" rather than "Kreka." But there's a lot of HF with titles...
by Margaret
Thu November 29th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3540

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Whew! Thank you, Mythica. Isn't it a beautiful cover?
by Margaret
Thu November 29th, 2018, 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3540

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the addr...
by Margaret
Tue November 27th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3540

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

I like the cover of Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, Unsheltered. It's elegant and appropriate to the historical material - a period drawing of a carnivorous plant. Can anyone help me figure out how to include an image in a post? I see where the "image" icon is, but don't know how to grab the imag...

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