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Feb. 18th, 2007 | 12:03 am
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telesilla was right, The State Within is really excellent, and Jason Isaacs is fabulous, also there's mankissing :-)

Laurie King's new novel, "The Art of Detection," is more a paean to San Francisco and its gay lifestyle (1920s and now) than much of a mystery. Plus: story within story and lots of Sherlock Holmes aspects. It's not bad exactly, it's just a little smug.

(My link up there is to worldcat.org, which points you at public libraries instead of amazon. yay libraries)
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from: grievous_angel
date: Feb. 18th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
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Rather fantastic man kissing as well, I think. I remember being really surprised by it - it was on the TV and I was half watching it, half reading, and then suddenly wham! Very nice indeed.

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 18th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
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I can't enjoy it quite as much with t'husband and teenboy right there, but that's OK

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from: ladysunrope
date: Feb. 18th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
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The State Within was terrific -Jason Isaacs omg- and besides the mankissing which was very enthusiastic I remember being very wrapped up in the storyline.
I used to read the Laurie King books when I was in Chicago but for me they jar because her style of language still seemed American to me and Sherlock Holmes for me is very English. Yet to Americans her style comes over as more English. Funny how we see things!

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 18th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Laurie King is fun in small doses, IMNSHO. I felt this book was particularly lightweight.

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