Dorothy Dunnett


I am mainly interested in talking with people who enjoy reading Dunnett -- I can't find anyone in my area who is interested.

>>By Mary   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 12:43)

I'm in the middle of reading To lie with lions, I haven't read any of the Lymond Chronicles yet. I absolutely love Dunnett's writing style, she makes the time come alive. The way Gelis and Nicolas interact reminds me strongly of Ann Rand's "The Fountainhead", though romanticized. I love all the allusions and the complexity of her plotlines.

>>By Jacqueline   (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 19:16)

You might want to consider joining one of the Dunnett email lists that can be found on - just search for Dunnett. The main list is Marzipan. Also GameofKings and Claes. There is also a small webpage for the Dorothy Dunnett Readers' Association, which has a couple of useful links on it.

>>By Simon   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 18:35)

I'm in the middle of Niccolo Rising (the first book in the House of Niccolo series) right now. It took persistence to get through the first third or so of the novel. She includes a list of over 100 characters at the beginning, and sometimes it seemed to me almost as though every one of them appeared in the course of a few pages! But along about chapter 18 or 19 I got hooked and began to see why her fans love her novels so much.

>>By WorldSoWide   (Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 00:56)

What a brilliant writer! I've read both the Lymond chronicles and the Niccolo series. Pure brilliance.

>>By franomi   (Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 18:57)

I fell in love with Lymond when I was 20 and have never gotten over the infatuation. Niccolo, though, comes in a close second. The books are beautifully crafted and complex and filled with the most fabulous assortment of heroes and villains you will ever find. I reread the each series every 10 years or so just for the pure pleasure of them.

>>By Gelis   (Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 03:17)

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