Thursday, July 27, 2006

Reading Break by Reading

Have interrupted my reading of Swann's Way and War and Peace with ... The Moonstone.

Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone is one of the classic detective novel of the 19th century. Dickens stole something from it for Edwin Drood. Dorothy L. Sayers admired it. It's also a sensation novel that thrives on intrigue and semi-colonial romanticism.

Good brain junk food.

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