March 13th, 2006

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A bad book, and filthily written

# 25: Alan Haynes, Untam'd Desire: Sex in Elizabethan England

This is not a writer with a mastery of the narrative art. The overwhelming impression left by this work is one of breathless gossip, and endless litany of who did what to whom, coupled with some naive defenses of Elizabeth's presumed virginity and innocence and a profound sense of teenaged giggling behind hands, rather a lot of very foolish attempts at history via literary criticism... and very little useful information or history.

What an annoying text. I confess to skimming the second half.
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David Dyer-Bennet comments on Hammered. Spoilers.

NB: the Park River; it's real (a real buried river, I mean) and the Hartford steam plant does in fact vent directly to it. I added the klaxon and the warning light for dramatic effect; they don't exist in real life. But, yanno, sixty years...

...actually, they're now talking about unburying the river, thus trashing my continuity even more than it already is.

ETA A big day for me in the blogosphere: alecaustin liked Worldwired. Go team me.

Oh, and psst. Issue #4 of Subterranean is available for pre-order. It's the extra-shiny All Cliche Issue; you know you'd love to read it.

Oh look, it's raining.
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