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Julianna Baggott's Pure and Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night are both $1.99 today.
COINCIDENTALLY, THEY ARE BOTH ALSO AWESOME.
29 January 2013 in Books, Cheap Reads | Permalink
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I've never heard of Gaudy Night, and it looks like it's part of a series... can I read it as a standalone?
Danielle B |
29 January 2013 at 09:13 AM
It *is* part of a series, and while it's *technically* possible to read it before the others (I think I did, actually), do be aware that it features the culmination of a long-time-coming romance. I mean, it killed me as is, even without the background of the other books (which I promptly went back and read), but other Sayers fans might strongly disagree with me.
IN OTHER WORDS, IT ALL DEPENDS.
Which is SUCH an unhelpful answer. Sigh.
29 January 2013 at 09:17 AM
I realized I owe you an overdue thanks for featuring so many Kindle Daily Deals that I finally figured out how to subscribe to Amazon's email about them. (I'm absolutely in denial that if I spend $2 on a book every few days it starts to add up to real money, and also about the fact that I cannot POSSIBLY read all the books on my Kindle now!)
Jessica Silverstein |
29 January 2013 at 11:45 AM
Ha, thanks for the unhelpful answer, although it does help a little. I think I'll take my chances, buy this one, and buy the first one and hope I like them! And I second what Jessica said...thank you so much for featuring the Kindle deals. I also am in denial that $2 books add up to any substantial cost...
Danielle B |
29 January 2013 at 11:54 AM
I'm so relieved that other people are in denial about the $2 thing!
29 January 2013 at 11:59 AM
Danielle B: I also read the Sayers Wimsey books out of order, but I started with Murder Must Advertise, which has no Harriet Vane in it (except for a single line) and then went back to the beginning.
There are 2 things to consider 1) The first Wimsey books are much slighter than the later ones (so: Whose Body?, the first one is not totally representative) 2) there are a lot fewer Wimsey/Vane books.
If you wanted to go in order without committing to all of them, it goes:
Have His Carcass
And that will give you the full arc of the romance. The rest of them are pretty stand-alone, I think.
29 January 2013 at 02:54 PM
I think I read Gaudy Night first, then Murder Must Advertise, then went back and read everything.
Except for the short stories, which I still refuse to read because I don't want to Run Out.
AT LEAST I THINK THAT'S WHAT I DID.
Also, Downton fans, take note.
29 January 2013 at 02:59 PM
Perfect, thank you for the game plan CC!
Danielle B |
29 January 2013 at 06:02 PM
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