Saturday, August 04, 2007


A Tangled Web by L M Montgomery

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I love to read Montgomery's books. They are funny, lighthearted with just the right touch of human truth. Her characters come to life as any one knows who has read "Anne of Green Gables." "A Tangled Web" is filled with quirky folks who all belong to the Penhallow and Dark clans. Most claim relationship to both as the clans intermarry on a regular basis. The book begins with the levee thrown by Aunt Becky as she lies in her death bed. Aunt Becky owns the old Dark jug and everyone wants to inherit the odd object. Of course, Aunt Beck draws out the suspense even after her death, and it is a full year and a half before we learn the final disposition of the jug. During that time, we follow the ups and downs, romances and heartbreaks, and general goings-on of various clan members. This book is such a fun, light read, just the things for a carefree evening or two. She writes such beautiful descriptions of the landscape of Prince Edward Island; I am quite jealous of Booklogged for being able to go there. One passage describes a starlit night that brought to mind that scene in "It Happened One Night" where Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are traipsing through an orchard. It's filmed in black and white and the night just sparkles all around them. 9Well, that was off the subject.) The whole novel is evocative of a completely different time than what I know. I'd hate to give up my modern conveniences but wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a slower-paced more innocent world?
Rating: 4.25
Posted by Framed at 8:18 PM

Tristi Pinkston said...
Hey there,I don't know if you play tag -- but I just tagged you!
7/11/2007 11:56 AM
gautami tripathy said...
I had forgotten I read this book long time back. You brought back memories.Thanks!

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