Fifth Monthly Part: ‘Full half a year had come and gone’

When we first commenced A Tale of Two Cities Week-by-Week, my first real experience in serial reading, I had various set opinions in my mind about how serialisation works. I expected the novel to tease, to set up regular cliff-hangers and build anticipation, for the sections to open and close at significant points and for …

Third Monthly Number: Case Notes

Well, the latest graphical summary of the plot has just been released (see http://droodinquiry.com/case_review/ ) and as ever it raises questions of the month’s big issues. The amount of text to accompany the illustrations has increased, which seems rather fitting for an instalment in which report and speculation emerges prominent over the absolute and material. …

Second monthly number: case review

The second case notes are now ready and uploaded (see them at http://droodinquiry.com/case_review/notes_two.php), and what a job it is to summarise so much in so short a space! Inevitably with each additional instalment the story becomes harder to summarise as more characters enter the fray – this is particularly an issue this month with the Crisparkle’s …