Posted by Sam on April 17, 2009 at 08:09:22 from 22.214.171.124:
Hi everyone, and especially fellow JFAS members,
It seems ages since I've posted here, and I just wanted to say 'hello', and let you know I'm still lurking, checking the site frequently.
Recently I have spent many months working, (I'm a slow reader') my way through Diana Gabaldon's 'Outlander' series, (seven books so far, 1000 pages each and printed small!), they've been a great read, real 'page turners'. Now that I've finished them, with the action on the eve of the American War of Independence, I've felt bereft and lost. How to get my head together again.
It took me a couple of days to realize that I needed a JF 'fix', and that's done the trick! I remember Pat preferring the pirate stories, but my preferred genre is the 'modern' books, 'Definite Object', 'Glad Summer' and 'Another Day', closely followed by the Cornish novels, written I gather during the Second World War when he and his family were avoiding Nazi bombs! Mind you, 'Over the Hills' and 'Jade of Destiny' are splendid too!
The whole point of my maunderings is to say that Jeffery never fails; he never fails to comfort and reassure me when the going becomes difficult. His values are just so worth attention aren't they, even though his heroes are so lily-white, and his villains so irredeemably black; his heroines so spotless or spotted! We now realize that nothing and no one is ever as clear cut. None the less, JF does provide a splendid yardstick against which to measure.
Best Wishes, 'friends',
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