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More on Desperate Romantics

This review gives me some trepidation. As did the one I read the other day, which I can't link at the moment because I posted it to Facebook, which doesn't want to load just now. (Twitter is also being distinctly squirrely, making me wonder just what's going on in cyberspace today. Did the DDoSers from last week get bored with government sites?)

I'll still definitely check it out, and will no doubt still have fun even if it's as broad/comic as the review makes out, but suspect it will feel like a missed opportunity.

Also of interest: The show's writer, Peter Bowker, offers an interesting mini-memoir about his adolescent experience of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the Tate and subsequent explorations of the PRB tangle.

Edit: The fact that the series is based on Franny Moyle's book (I'd forgotten the title) explains a lot. I haven't read it, but I've seen numerous recommendations against it in PRophile blogs and such. I've been meaning to read it anyway precisely because she's regarded as the anti-Jan Marsh. I love Marsh to bits, and have as many of her books as I've been able to get my hands on, which is all the more reason to give some reading time to other voices, even controversial ones.

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studiesinlight
Jul. 16th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I don't seem to have anything to say about this at this time, but I want you to know that I'm also interested and also trepidatious. :-)
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