Book Review: A Red Herring Without Mustard

originally published: February 2011
finished reading (listening): 20 February 2012
cost: $25 (audio – Jillian’s library)

I love Flavia de Luce. I am amazed every time that Alan Bradley gets her voice so right She is a charming, eccentric pre-teen and I can empathize with her father about having to deal with her quirks while dealing with her older sisters and the gradual decline of the family fortune.

I will admit I had a hard time keeping up with all the changes in this story. For some reason, when I listen to the audio versions of books I never get as deeply into the story as when I see the words. Plus, I usually listen when I’m on the bus – so 25 minute snippets at a time – it’s hard to keep up when you can’t flip the pages back and forth.

All that aside, this was another refreshing romp through Buckshaw, Flavia’s lab, and the surrounding countryside. Looking forward to the next installment.

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