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Date: 2016-11-02 06:47 (UTC)
swan_tower: (*writing)
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Sorry, yes; I misremembered Bellona Club as #3, when it's actually #4. I still stand by the idea that it might be a good entry point into the series: by all means backtrack later for the first three books, but maybe don't start there. I feel like their merits are more apparent in hindsight, and I tend to be deaf to arguments that one ought to start with less congenial beginnings just because they'll look awesome later -- this tendency brought to you by the first season of Babylon 5, which I really ought to have skipped because it's discouraged me from ever watching the rest of the show. But everybody told me it was Super Important for all the details and resonances that would come up later on, so I slogged through and was so bored that I haven't yet convinced myself to try again.

T5RH probably goes much better if you ignore the mystery. Me, I was trying to actually follow it, and the book is really a grind if you do that.

I believe you're right about Peter's pov scene in GH. And it reinforces my feeling that we almost always see Peter through Harriet's eyes in their joint scenes, and almost never see her through his. Given that I seem to recall Harriet being called Sayers' self-insert, it's a telling approach, I think.
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