August 16, 2005

The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust (repeat)

swashbuckly dude with a sword in front of a big stone phoenixAfter reading all those books that were slightly outside of my comfort zone, I wanted to read something that was pure fun. Brust's first Dumas pastiche fit the bill perfectly. The exaggeratedly florid style of this book and the ones that follow after just make me giggle with glee. And the book bears rereading very well. With all the twists and turns of allegiance and fortune, it's virtually impossible to remember the whole book with enough clarity to ruin all of the surprises. Great fun.

Posted by jeffy at August 16, 2005 06:44 PM