Fabrisse

"Fabrisse"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (10 of 10)
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Birthday: 29 May
In My Own Words:
Shakespeare, Dickens, Helprin, Pratchett
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,118,026 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 10
Brough: Requiem In Blue ~ Clare College
Brough: Requiem In Blue ~ Clare College
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While this won't be in my top ten rotation, Brough's music has a plangent quality that connects fully to the themes.

The final piece on the cd is my favorite.
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Fantasy, 14 July 2002
'Swordspoint' feels like Alexandre Dumas more than Anne McCaffrey. It was loaned to me by a friend who told me this was the best book about fencing ever. And she was right.
Several strata of society are well created, the swordsmen, the thieves and vagabonds, the aristocrats and rulers. All have their place. The city isn't named. The time is unknown, possibly 17th or 18th century or maybe our own time on another world. Yet as vague as these things are, her society is wonderfully specific.
If you can get your hands on a copy, read it. You won't be disaapointed.
The Dancing Floor by John Buchan
The Dancing Floor by John Buchan
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've been a fan of John Buchan's for a very long time. This book, which is the third of the Edward Leithen's, deals with ideas of purity and kindness.
While Vernon is a major character, the eyes we most often view other character's through are those of Leithen. Through him we meet the girl Kore whom he doesn't care for at first. Later we see how modern manners and fashions have shadowed over her essential goodness and slowly she becomes identified with the eternal maiden that her name implies.
It's been many years since I've re-read this book, but I will always remember the impact that it had on me.

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