12 thoughts on “Book Review: The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski

  1. skiourophile November 28, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    [Gleeful snort] (Does it apply to the endpapers too?)

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  2. Aarti November 28, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    Brevity is bliss 🙂

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  3. Emily Barton November 28, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    “Meh?” Oh my goodness, I LOVED that book, so reminiscent of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and the absolute power men had over women at the time.

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  4. silverfysh November 29, 2011 / 2:49 am

    I really want to hug you right now.
    – Sasha

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  5. bookssnob November 29, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Hilarious! And I completely know what you mean!!

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  6. mary November 30, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    Succinct and to the point. I read this straight after Little Boy Lost … what a comedown.

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  7. savidgereads December 1, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    This both made my jaw hit the floor (because I loved the book) and made me laugh and laugh and laugh (because I loved the post),

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  8. Paperback Reader December 4, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Hahahahaha. Succinct, Thomas, succinct. I felt similarly a few years ago but it was one that grew on me after time (the same with Cheerful Weather for the Wedding). I still preferred Little Boy Lost and To Bed With Grand Music.

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  9. Thomas at My Porch December 4, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Frances: I am glad you giggled. Have read this?

    Skiourophile: Yes, it does apply to the endpapers as well. I would not want that in my house.

    Aarti: It sure can be.

    Emily: Despite your comparing the two, I still want to read TYW. I think I even own a copy. I thought the most sinister person in the book was Adelaide–she was the one that whispers the threatening comment in her ear.

    Sasha: Because you hated the book or just liked the review?

    Susan: Your comment is even more succinct than my review.

    Natalie: I am glad you liked the post given our differing opinions on the book.

    Rachel: Good to know I am not alone.

    Mary: I did like LBL, but perhaps less than the rest of the world.

    Simon: I am glad you laughed. Maybe a re-read someday will make me think differently. I am tempted to do so sooner than later.

    Claire: It took me a while to warm up to CWFTW, but did about half way through it.

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