I read this book for The Monthly Classics Challenge because so many people I know/follow-on-the-internet had read and loved it.
It was a good book. Sir Percy was brilliant, and the ending blew my mind.
Sadly, I'd expected a different layout than what I found. For whatever reason, I'd envisioned little episode-styled plots and then one big culminating "bang" at the end. In reality, it was one long thread of narrative that pretty much started on page 30-something and didn't stop till page-the-last. The story lagged, started, and then rushed with no time to breathe and no mini-resolutions into a startling halt.
Once again my strange expectations get in the way of enjoying a good book.
The book was inventive and light and I really like the twist on a classic romance format where a married, distant couple comes to love each other over the course of the book.
I think I'll enjoy it much better as a re-read.
Have you read The Scarlet Pimpernel? What did you think?