guinevak: forest archway (Default)
[personal profile] guinevak
I am earnestly trying to read this book. I really am.

But in the first five pages I have encountered not only the phrase "the Orion star constellation" but this fearfully and wonderfully made sentence:

"As a matter of fact, his true purpose for travelling to Venice was perhaps significantly more clandestine than anyone could have guessed, and his timing was carefully chosen and not a coincidence by chance."

Guys. It's all like this.

Date: 2016-07-08 05:09 pm (UTC)
tiamatschild: Painting of a woman resting on a bridge railing - she has a laundry bag beside her (Default)
From: [personal profile] tiamatschild
...golly. that is. impressively. overwritten.

Date: 2016-07-08 09:21 pm (UTC)
tiamatschild: Painting of a woman resting on a bridge railing - she has a laundry bag beside her (Default)
From: [personal profile] tiamatschild
Well naturally. It's evil for a woman to express desire to a man who has not previously indicated he wants to have sex with her (or even with a man who HAS if he was lying). Because that's progressive, and not weirdly 18th century at all.
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