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 Ginny in America

When I originally read the Lymond Chronicles (more years ago than I hate to admit to) I LOVED them and I may have reread them about 30 or so years ago too. I have tried since summer to reread them starting with THE GAME OF KINGS and each time I fizzle. It is probably for the very reasons (all of which I admire and applaud) that you found so wonderful. I love the books but I think I shall not read them again. It is not that I want a quick read or that I am a lazy reader but the brain is definitely slowing down a bit as I move into advanced middle age!

 Ginny in America

I just checked out the list, and I'm not sure why or how I missed commenting in the first place, but I did.

If I had the chance I would add the Horatio Hornblower series which I loved, loved, loved (and read as they were originally published. And I would add some of Eric Newby's books although they are not novels. An American favorite is THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS by Sarah Orne Jewett. It is superb.


Ah well, Ginny, at least you had pleasurable reading experiences at the time and to look back on!


I read 'The Country ...' a few years ago and enjoyed it enormously. As you say, it is superb.


Sad that Andrew Miller didn't make it to the last 10 - such a good author....


You have me interested in reading the Lymond Chronicles now. I enjoy historical fiction. I love the Patrick O'Brian series which begins with Master and Commander; I have read the first 17.


I am so glad you enjoyed Game of Kings - not everyone has the patience!

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