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Ellis Peters

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LambChop
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Location: Cheshire, UK

Postby LambChop » Tue October 20th, 2009, 12:50 pm

"Misfit" wrote:The love/hate relationship between Harry (and then his son) and Isambard was quite something - and I just loved the way Pargeter tied them all together at the end for a big finish. Wow.


I couldn't agree more, Misfit. What an ending to a fantastic trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 books and they have now taken up residence on my keeper shelf.

I actually ended up feeling sorry for Isambard - something I didn't think possible at the beginning of the trilogy. It's funny how you can sometimes change your opinion of a character part way through a book. There you are happily reading away and thinking you know what a particular character is about, and then something happens to blow that theory out of the water and make you think again.

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Postby Misfit » Tue October 20th, 2009, 1:40 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. I was sympathetic towards Isambard at the end as well. These books definitely blow that other book about a master mason building a great cathedral out of the water.
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LambChop
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Postby LambChop » Tue October 20th, 2009, 2:13 pm

Absolutely! They're in a different league altogether.

Leena
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Postby Leena » Sun November 1st, 2009, 3:49 pm

I feel very comfortable with Brother Cadfael. I think that's because he's seen so much of the world and the evil people do to each other that he can quickly cut through nonsense, when he sees it, and he's mature enough to figure out what to do about it. He's decent but he's realistic. It gives me a secure feeling, I suppose.

I also enjoyed the Mystery Series with Derek Jacobi, esp. the one when he recognizes his son.

It's been too long since I read these. I need to get back to them.
"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me. " (Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey)


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