Sunday, March 28, 2010

Book Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel

No words of wisdom this week. I just finished reading The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orzcy. I liked it pretty well. It's a little too mushy for my taste, so I would not consider it on par with Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities or Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but still a worthwhile read. (How easy it is to critique the words other writers have labored over. I quite realize that I have no books to my name while the Baroness has plenty. I am humbled, but still, my opinion stands that her book was kind of mushy. I liked the movie with Jane Seymour better. The clash of steal against steal is invigorating in the sword fights.)

Now that I have that out of my system, I'm still working on my pirates book in addition to the short stories. (Laura, I think pudding was the best choice for sabotaging shoes of a sibling.) Ah, the world of a writer is filled with many virtual twists and turns. You never know what the day will bring.

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  1. I loved the Scarlet Pimpernel movies: one with "Ashley Wilkes" (Leslie Howard) in the title role and Merle Oberon as Lady Blakeney, one with Elizabeth McGovern (it was a tv series), and then the one with Jane Seymour!

  2. Okay, what do you mean by "mushy"? Romantic?

    Love the one with Jane Seymour too. Never seen any others. Maybe I'll try Ashley Wilkes. I have never seen him in another role. Thanks for the tip Laura.