Reading the Inklings: Getting Back on Track

Earlier this year, I decided to read something by as many of the Inklings as I could. It started off well (with Robert Harvard’s appendix in CS Lewis’ The Problem of Pain.) Then things derailed a little bit.

The end of the school year is always busy, especially when there’s curriculum to review for next year. Unfortunately, that put me off track on the book I had started: Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy Sayers.

According to the Kindle, I’m 11% in and was having a good time. Dorothy Sayers writes mysteries — a genre that has always intrigued me, but that I’m not particularly good at.

Clearly, all of the stories about Lord Peter (a detective of sorts) tie together, and I can tell that I’ve come in partway through a series. However, there’s still enough that I know what’s going on — even though I don’t have a full appreciation for the relationships between some of the reoccurring characters.

Now that I’m back to reading what I want to read, I’ll have an update on this book hopefully sooner rather than later.

What are you reading right now? Have you ever heard of Dorothy Sayers or read anything by her?


2 responses to “Reading the Inklings: Getting Back on Track

  • Anthony Lee Collins

    I remember reading, and enjoying, The Nine Tailors a very long time ago, but for some reason that didn’t translate to a long-term enthusiasm for Sayers. Maybe I should do something about that.

    The Nine Tailors is really good — one of those mysteries (like some of the classic Christies) where you can’t swipe the gimmick without everybody knowing where you got it.

    • S.B. Roberts

      I’ll have to find that one next. The one I’m reading right now appears to be a group of unrelated mysteries (at least, I don’t see a connection yet). It’s been fun. The way writers craft mysteries still amazes me. : )

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