Monday, September 19, 2005
38: Not so wise
Back to normal after the excitement of trips abroad and weddings and all. I only read two books on holidays this time round, and I'm only sorry that one of them was Philippa Gregory's The Wise Woman. A wise woman would avoid it, is what I'm saying. Paul Verhoeven could probably do a lot with it, but the story is boring, not on of the characters is remotely sympathetic, the sex scenes are more nauseating than anything else, and the magic, yes, magic, is annoying and forced. I think I struck it lucky with the first two of her books I read, it's been downhill ever since.