* To hear Gaudy Night written off as the. Rigid Julian Symons does in Bloody Murder (1972) is not unusual, but it remains infuriating. When I read the page where he states that 'Gaudy Night is essentially a "woman's novel" full of the most tedious pseudo-serious chat between the characters that goes on for page after page', I threw Mr Symon's book on the floor, and stamped upon it.
(And boo to Apple's autocorrect, which suggested "woman's snivel" when I had typed "woman's novel" CORRECTLY.)
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