sweerasinghe

Kate Radcliffe Radcliffe من عند Pavlenky, Poltavs'ka oblast, أوكرانيا من عند Pavlenky, Poltavs'ka oblast, أوكرانيا

قارئ Kate Radcliffe Radcliffe من عند Pavlenky, Poltavs'ka oblast, أوكرانيا

Kate Radcliffe Radcliffe من عند Pavlenky, Poltavs'ka oblast, أوكرانيا

sweerasinghe

Oh me oh my--I sooo wanted to like this book. It sounded just my thing. Alas, it did not work for me. Maybe I had on my grouchy pants when I was reading it, I don't know.... My biggest complaint was that the author was trying too hard. The idea was really clever, if not too original. The story is told in the first person by our main character, the madam of a Victorian era London brothel that caters to a 'good' segment of society (minor nobility, government officials, military officers, etc). Alas, one of those government officials kicks the bucket in her establishment. And to make matters worse, he was carrying Important Government Documents, which have gone missing and may be in the hands of the Russians (which would be very bad). The rest of the book is a chase--try to find and recover the documents, etc, etc. I think Carr was trying for something like Fraser's Flashman books--wild romps, with a lot of action and smart remarks. But it didn't work for me. Judging by other reviews, I am in the minority. But that's the way it works sometimes....