Other Class was a satisfying read, on all levels, its dark backdrop notwithstanding.
My reading experience would have been even better had I 1) read it after its predecessor, Gentlemen and Players, and 2) studied Virgil in the original Latin (studied anything in the original Latin...).
But the Latin puns and Master Straitley’s old school humor were not entirely lost on me, thanks to Google translate. "Obesa cantavit"?!
The plotting is intricate—a puzzle that requires patience and a bit of re-reading as new information is shared.
Joanne Harris is a crafty craftswoman.