Hi there fellow Dunnett readers, ddsociety, the Dorothy Dunnett Society, has just started up a little community on LJ, dunnettcentral.
It's ten years today since Dorothy Dunnett died, leaving behind an impressive body of work, and many dedicated readers. She was not only a great writer, but a gracious lady who brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. She is sadly missed.
You might be interested to know that on 1st September 2011 the Dorothy Dunnett Readers' Association, set up by Dorothy in 2001, was renamed the Dorothy Dunnett Society and has a new website - http://dunnettcentral.org.
I've finally forced someone else to start reading Lymond! It's le_russe_satan , and she's already in love with him. Success! She was just saying they should make a movie with some sinfully beautiful actor playing him, and of course I've thought of it too (in spite of not REALLY wanting to share him with the movie world, knowing that they would ruin some of the things and corrupt some of my mental images and make everybody fall in superficial love with him. For instance, I remember when I was the ONLY one who loved Legolas... hmph. He was mine first!)BUT! If I were forced to pick an actor, and if Peter O'Toole was not young and beautiful at the time of filming, I've sometimes thought I MIGHT be able to settle for J. J. Feild.What do you think? If you have a different idea, I will need to see support with images, sinfully beautiful images. Please submit them in a sinfully beautiful format.
I finished The Disorderly Knights about two weeks ago and grace_poppy asked me to post about my thoughts on it.Since I was on holiday I didn't get around to it earlier. So, what did I think (besides OMG! the writing of that woman is amazing):
Hi everybody, I just joined this community. I've started reading the Chronicles of Lymond and I'm so passionate about these books that I feel the need to share my obsession with other people :) - I read The Game of Kings and Queen's Play and I'm now onto the third book. The books are not easy to read (and English is not my mother-tongue! I'm Italian) but are truly fascinating. At the moment I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about who could play the part of Lymond if a film was ever made. Any idea?
Here are some pictures of people from Lymond's era, in The Game of Kings and Queen's Play. (No spoilers.)
Or actually in my case, reading Lymond, as although I've read the Niccolo series, I don't warm to him in the same way as I do to Francis. Partly I think because he reminds me of a friend (the sarcasm, the music). I have now read TLC three times, and am due for a re-read, but have such a huge to read pile that I'm not going to do it this side of Christmas. Perhaps in '08? I think Lymond has a hard shell, but a very soft centre, and the first indication of this is his relationship with Christian, who I really like. Better not give away anymore!
I've made a new banner for the community (finally)! And I posted a link at lymond.
Can anyone enlighten me concerning the relationship of Mariotta and Lymond?Have they known each other before Lymond's escape to London? Because I find it strange that he should
Hee, I love Buccleuch (Wat Scott). You know, he's kind of like a less cheerful Jack Aubrey! Maybe a Jack with a wayward adult son to worry about. He's just always so blustery and bristly. I can picture his face going red and his eyebrows all bristling as he tries to maintain composure while speaking to someone politely, like Sybilla. Randomness. That's all!
By the way, I'm re-reading the book just so I can know what my friends will be reading, in detail, so I can discuss with you and stuff. :D I'm reading this version, Vintage books by Random House, and I'm on p. 145. (This is my 3rd time reading it, and there's loads that I've forgotten.)
Welcome, new and old Dunnett readers! I hope you'll enjoy discussing The Game of Kings and other books by DD as soon as you read them (read, read, read!!!) Hopefully this will be a community where you can avoid spoilers, those wretched beastly things, but can still enjoy discussing the books and sharing thoughts and stuff. Just be sure to put things under a cut with spoiler warnings when appropriate.To help you, this is a reposting of links and sources that I posted in my journal. Just be cautious of spoilers. In most cases, there are spoiler warnings, but it would also be good to tell people which book you're on so they can avoid spoilering you.