Sunday, September 02, 2007

Taking a Little Break...

...from The Woman in White. It's not that I don't like it -- I do. But it did seem to take awhile to really get going. It's interesting that Collins is generally hailed as the creator of the modern detective story. It's much more leisurely paced than I'm used to -- and probably most modern-day readers are used to. That's not a bad thing necessarily. I guess I'm just spoiled by modern mysteries that move along quickly. The fact that works like Collins' were released serially probably added to their allure. When you knew you had to wait for the next section, there was undoubtedly a sense of anticipation.

I was flipping channels yesterday and caught the tail end of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold on TCM. So I decided to pull that our for a re-read. It's pretty short so I should be able to finish it over the long weekend and pick up Collins again soon.

1 comment:

Lisa Wood said...

I love reading - there has only ever been one time where I was not able to finish a book and that was because it was not a good read. Like you, I either really get into a book or it takes me awhile to finish one. I sometimes have two books going at once :)