poppenhuis (grace_poppy) wrote in reading_dunnett,


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.)

I'm surprised at some of what seems like wanton violence on Lymond's part.  Like when he knifes Janet Beaton in the shoulder at his mother's house, and he drops the burning helmet on young Henry Wharton's head, and when he beats Andrew Hunter to a bloody pulp.  Although it doesn't actually say outright that it's Lymond attacking Hunter, so I suppose it could be someone else.

I suppose with Janet Beaton, it was necessary because she was about to injure one of his men.  And with Henry Wharton, the other men's scramble to help Henry does give Lymond and Will time to escape, and he did at least let it cool down so it wasn't glowing red hot anymore.  (Small comfort to Henry though.)  But with Andrew Hunter, hmm.  I guess I'll reserve judgment until I better know what's going on there.
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