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20 Apr 2012 18:33 - 20 Apr 2012 18:34 #1109394593 by inspector
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Hi Lynn :) ,
again we can't watch a video here in Germany :(. (But your link works.)
Yes, the books -especially the later EPs- are quite different. I can't imaging how IL and Havers would come together, even though it would be great.
Do you like the books of EG?
Did you listen to an audio read by Nat in the meantime?
Greetings
Claudia
:) :laugh: :)
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20 Apr 2012 18:56 #1109394594 by LynnGwyneth
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Hi, Claudia!!!! :) :D :)
Well, getting the audiobook turned out to be a SAGA!!!
First, the company I ordered from took 4 weeks to deliver...
Second...a battered, spineless hardbound copy of the BOOK, which...
Third...was totally different from the ISBN advertised on AMAZON...
Fourth...when I wrote to them to return and replace they said...
Fifth...they had no way of telling what they sent out !?!?!?...
Sixth...I am still waiting for a refund...AND
Seventh...I ordered a ex-library copy from the UK which I was assured was the correct ISBN and was the audiobook! WHEW! (You all know how much I love typing long sagas!! ;) )

So, I am still waiting.

AND... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the books! But
Warning: Spoiler!

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20 Apr 2012 20:10 #1109394596 by inspector
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Hi Lynn,
a very exciting "getting-an-audio-book-story" ;) :laugh: !
Keep my fingers crossed that you will get the right one soon.
:) :laugh: :)

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27 Apr 2012 09:20 #1109394634 by LynnGwyneth
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INSPECTOR LYNLEY HUMOR ALERT!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

OK, so I was just watching, "In the Presence of the Enemy".

Now, does it bother anyone else that two New Scotland Yard employees, one of them a detective, meet in Helen's posh house in a big city and then start taking each others' clothes off...
WITHOUT LOCKING the DOOR!!! ;) :P ;)

I mean, I know about true love and all, but maybe why Helen felt so sad after that situation was because her flat got burgled in the meantime? :evil:

:P :P

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27 Apr 2012 21:24 #1109394638 by inspector
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Hi Lynn :) ,

INSPECTOR LYNLEY HUMOR ALERT!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

... but maybe why Helen felt so sad after that situation was because her flat got burgled in the meantime? :evil:


thanks, now I do understand Helen :evil:
:) :kiss: :)

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27 Apr 2012 23:08 #1109394640 by LynnGwyneth
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Hi, Claudia! :)

LOL, yes, Helen in the TV series was quite a mystery to me too. I thought, and still do think, that the writers gave the character short shrift. I think it was a mistake to make her a profiler at New Scotland Yard, and as such, a sort of "stand in" for Simon St. James in the books.

For me, that just doesn't work, now that I've read a goodly chunk (whew!) of the books (up to "Deception on His Mind" now, although my Mom found "Careless in Red" and sent it to me, so I'm cheating and reading that one alongside.)

Trying to make Helen a work partner, for me, weakened the character. It put her in competition with Havers, a much stronger, well-rounded, and well-written character with more motivation to be in the scene with Lynley.

I liked the fact that "Lady Helen Clyde" was outside the New Scotland Yard milieu. It made sense that she could be a buffer for Tommy. Also left out of the series was his dark side towards her: what EG described as his "Neanderthal" need to dominate and control her. I think that Nat would have had great success playing this facet of Lynley's character (à la Nat's Edward Rochester in "Wide Sargasso Sea").

What do you think? :) :D :)

Hugs,
Lynn

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