The Comforters fell apart a bit in the middle; there's some slackening when Caroline and Laurence go for a bit, the meta/madness slips out of focus and the pieces are just moving around.
Not to Disturb - these early 70s ones novellas of the already dead keep doing it for me. I keep seeing this one described as satire or parody, that it's about servant problem or locked room novels, but as per it seems stranger than that - what I'm actually enjoying is hanging between the style (present-tense, hypnotic) and how uncomfortable the play with predestination makes the whole set-up. Wedding scene is something else again.
Voted for Abbess of Crewe in the end. May take a break, or move on to The Takeover.
― woof, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:04 (four months ago) link
woof, you're right about The Comforters.
― So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:10 (four months ago) link
the driver's seat absolutely slaps, thank you poll
― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 18 June 2021 02:37 (four months ago) link