Thursday, 17 July 2008
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Well, I did get to read one of my new books. Thanks to Kimba's comment, I chose The Scarlet Pimpernel. I liked the story, and I can see why it was made into movies. But I wasn't crazy about the writing. It was too short - the mystery is easily guessed, the background of the characters is summed up instead of told, etc. Some phrases are repeated too many times, and some of the descriptions of turbulent emotions remind me of Grace Livingston Hill. But it was entertaining, and did a good job of painting a mental picture; easy to visualize. I'm just glad I got to read the whole thing in a reasonable amount of time.