Georgette Heyer. Her world is full of men polishing their eye glasses and inhaling pinches of snuff or removing tiny bits of fluff off their sleeves before they POW! take out their enemies with all the force of John McClane incinerating a helicopter with an SUV. Ah! the crooked, narrow streets where men were monocled. […]

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The Lovely Bones

“The Lovely Bones” talks. The book’s gently vivid voice escorts you through the child narrator’s life: her rape and murder, her existence in limbo and flashbacks to her life on Earth.  Ever pleasant till the last she concludes with, “I wish you all a long and happy life.”

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