Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag

By Alan Bradley ( A Flavia de Luce Mystery)

The title from a poem by Sir Walter Raleigh

I loved this quote!

"Althought he was a very great musician, and a wizard composer of symphonies, Beethoven was quite often a dismal failure when it came to ending them. The Fifth was a perfect case in point... It (the ending) was like a bit of flypaper stuck to your finger that you couldn't shake off.The bloody thing clung to life like a limpet. I remembered that Beethoven's symphonies had sometimes been given names: the Eroica, the Pastoral, and so forth. They should have called this one the Vampire, because it simply refused to lie down and die."


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