Review: Andrew Miller’s “Casanova”
This promised to be skilful but limpid, and so it proved. A fictionalised account of Casanova’s exploits in London in 1763-4, particularly with the bewitching Marie Charpillon. Miller’s writing is as fine as ever. Enjoyable. Recommended. Ooh, with lots of nice new vocabulary, too.
Where it came from: Library sell-on shelves
Time and manner of reading: A few days of beddy, chairy, waity, library-y reads
Where it went: ???
Reminds me of/that: David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life; Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian
Who I’d recommend it to: Seekers of solid historical fiction
Also reading: Rabbit #4; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews; The Golden Dress by Marion Halligan