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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Nine Tailors

Dorothy Sayers 的侦探小说,Lord Peter Wimsey 系列之一。开头全部在讲英国东部 The Fens 地区的环境和社区,以及复杂的Change Ringing敲钟法。很有趣。搞得我又有点动心了。英格兰到处是这个村庄那个村庄的,只在侦探小说里读到过,希望有空可以去走走看看。

已经看到第三章了,尚未出现凶案,幸好地区性描写十分新鲜有趣,也不乏味。

Change Ringing 敲钟法在 YouTube 上可以看到,否则光读书里的描写,靠脑子想象也挺费劲的。小说一开头描写新年夜九个人要拉绳子连续敲上九个钟头!看了 YT 才知道原来这玩意儿在华盛顿的大天主教堂也有。

2 comments:

CAVA said...

For some strange reasons I couldn't really get into Dorothy L Sayer's stories at all, book or audio book, tried at least 3-4 of them. How could this be?

Jun said...

别的我还没看过,这一本的节奏挺慢的,得耐着性子慢慢地读。所以说 ACD 的风格是 muscular and thoroughly modern 啊...

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