Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 book 86

Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night
I think this may be Sayers' most famous work, and for good reason. It's also an interesting one to read as a modern feminist. It may have been written 80 years ago--but the more things change, the more they stay the same, and whatnot. Anyway, this one is primarily from Harriet's perspective (yay!) and finds her back at her old Oxford women's college trying to track down a poison pen/vandal plaguing the campus--and it might just be one of the professors. The mystery here is interesting, and I was proud of myself for figuring it out (though it does raise some interesting issues), but let's be real: the romantic in me was busy cheering for Harriet and Peter and the rest was kind of secondary. :) A/A-.

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