Dunsany, Lord -- The Charwoman's Shadow

I've never read much Dunsany. It was worth giving this a try, but it didn't really hold my attention, I'm afraid. The language is charming -- that's the best part. The story is just a story.

It's not an absolutely straight-faced fairy tale. Everyone is just a little bit slyer and more conniving than that. (I guess Jack Vance's "Cugel" stories are this raised to the hundredth power?) But I bogged down halfway through, put it aside, and didn't finish it off until several weeks later.

Books I have acquired recently
All the books I own