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The Most Comfortable Man In London, Redux

So I was supposed to take a break from all this Death in St. Murderbury Glen business after I finished Death on the Nile (which is AMAZING, by the way), but as fate would have it, I got home from work to find the next Charles Lenox book waiting for me on my doorstep like an extremely comfortable puppy. I'd ordered it weeks ago and completely forgotten it was on its way.

Even so, I might have been able to excercise some restraint, except that The September Society apparently takes place in Oxford and has a picture of a FOUNTAIN PEN OOZING BLOOD on the cover, so no, I will be reading this immediately. I will probably start reading about ten seconds after I post this. The day may come when I manage to do something other than sit around reading about privileged Londoners being temporarily denied a portion of their comforts by the siren song of justice. But it is not this day.

I mean look at it just LOOK AT IT

Seriously, though, look at this cover. Charles Finch has had some really good luck with his cover designs. I want to own those beautiful pens, but one of them has blood all over it! That is the appeal of The Most Comfortable Man in London in a nutshell.

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osprey_archer
Nov. 22nd, 2014 10:06 pm (UTC)
He really gets the best covers. THE BEST.

In an amusing burst of synchronity, I also have a new book about The Most Comfortable Man in London to read. The library finally got the latest book in the series, and I have dived into it joyfully!
evelyn_b
Nov. 22nd, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I hope it's enjoyable!

The infodump is strong with this one. Lenox keeps musing on the Queen's Swans and having internal monologues like, "The Bear, its three tiny, dim rooms, arched over with old wooden beams, its rickety tables and delicious food, was one of the happiest places in the world to him. As it had been for students like him since the thirteenth century, 1242, if he recalled correctly."

Later, he complains about having to go back and spend more time at the Bodleian. POOR BABY. I love it.

osprey_archer
Nov. 23rd, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
Forced to go to the Bodleian! TRULY HIS LIFE IS HARD.
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