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Lily Fairbairn
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Feb 18 2013, 3:07pm


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When I saw the publication date of Cousin Kate I suspected it might not be Heyer at her best. Thank you for confirming that the others are faster-paced and less verbose. I personally didn't think it was all that dark, but the very casual approach to the dire events of the ending left me nonplussed, to say the least.

I confess that "relentless slog" is much too harsh. I normally enjoy dialect and other languages and I do like period detail. But Heyer's period slang just got to be too much. It began to sound affected, sort of "hey, look at me, I did my research!" It's quite possible that with a more engaging story I wouldn't get quite so annoyed with the language.

I will certainly give Heyer another try, and will try myself to be a little less critical. (I'm an author myself, and being critical of others' work is an unfortunate occupational hazard Unsure )

Thank you for your thoughtful reply!



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        Sounds like a good juxtaposition of "feels" Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 12 2013, 9:59pm
            Agreed NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Feb 13 2013, 1:21pm
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            There's a sad little vignette Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Feb 13 2013, 3:33pm
                Not many second chances these days, either Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 14 2013, 3:00pm
                    These days, at least a person can be heard. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Feb 14 2013, 3:08pm
                        Yes indeed Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 14 2013, 3:40pm
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        What an intriguing premise! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 13 2013, 2:59pm
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        There's a sign of a good story! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 13 2013, 3:00pm
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        There's a recommendation Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 13 2013, 3:02pm
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            Yes :) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Feb 13 2013, 8:12am
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        Well.... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 18 2013, 3:07pm

 
 
 

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