February 21st, 2012

Book #13

Title: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Author: Julia Quinn
My rating: 3.5/5 
Summary from Amazon:

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better...

--Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1814

But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn't just decided to marry--he's even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield--the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate's the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams...

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands--and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate's determined to protect her sister--but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony's lips touch hers, she's suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself.

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Book #4: The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

Be prepared for a quite a few plays and British authors coming up because I have slightly went book crazy and bought quite a few books. Plus I'm reading a lot of Shakespeare and other plays I have seen or discovered whilst in England. 

Anyway, this novel was really interesting. It's really refreshing to have a "player" type character who know that's who he is and knows that's how he is perceived. Actually, I think he relishes in that fact. He is a secret agent for King Bertie and is dragged into the strange case of two dead professors and free-thinkers. 
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Book #5: Frankenstein by Nick Dear

First things first:  Yes, this is an adaptation from Mary Shelley's brilliant novel, Frankenstein. However, it is a play. 

An absolutely brilliant play. I myself saw it quite a few times thanks to National Theatre Live since I do not live in London. If you are Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Danny Boyle, Nick Dear, or National Theatre fans, you may have heard of it. You may have even heard of it if you are not because it garnered a lot of attention. An insane amount of attention. But this post is about the script. 

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