Sunday, August 12 2012
These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.
Sunday, July 17 2011
Repetition -- of plots, characters, editions -- is not a disadvantage in romance book publishing industry. It's the very reason for being, though it must be carefully managed to prevent satiety.
Thursday, August 20 2009
Tuesday, July 21 2009
Monday, April 20 2009
This book combines love of ironic bric-a-brac with love of things that can passed off as “indicies of the post-modern condition”, or something similar.
Friday, January 11 2008
Friday, August 3 2007
Julian Jarrold's fictionalized biopic offers up big-boomy melodrama, full of broken hearts, romantic montages, and predictable plot turns.