Title :: Imposture
Author :: Benajmin Markovits
Completed :: Feb 21 2008
Rating :: 2/5

The opening and closing of Henry Colburn, Esq.'s, large, red front door had produced in the course of the morning, as if by force of suction, a bright eddy of human traffic.

I had hope for this book. The hook sounded so alluring: a woman falls in love with Lord Byron after seeing him on a balcony but did she really see Lord Byron? Mistaken identities, scandal and love - sounded amusing and I know many people gave this book great reviews but it just didn't do it for me. I thought the writing style to be a bit bland and frankly I was bored. I did like the back and forth views of Polidori and Eliza but when things finally start to escalate the book is over. Understandable since this is reported to be a trilogy. I'm reminded of the time I read Christian Jacq's Queen of Freedom series, I was grossly disappointed in the first book and vowed not to read the second one - but I did and it was a lot better. So chances are I'll give the second in the Byron trilogy, A Quiet Adjustment a try. I saw it at the library the other day, the book is a bit thicker than Imposture but after I read the jacket I felt I was holding a totally unrelated book in my hand. In fact it sounded really good. It's still about Lord Byron of course but it seems this second novel is through his eyes. Not one word was spoken about the characters from the first book - does this mean they've been abandoned? Hmmmm... I won't be able to read it for awhile but when I do I'll let you know if Markovits' tale improves.

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. listening . i hope tomorrow is like today . guster . keep it together .


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