The new Anna Pigeon mystery reminds me of why I gave up on Nevada Barr years ago (lurid and incoherent); Elizabeth and Mary is repetitive and overfond of the first queen at the expense of the second; the new Dennis Lehane is too hairy-chested; and those New Yorkers pile up as readily on my iPod as they do on the bathroom scales.
Not that he was become afraid, or overfond of the corner by the fire and the well-filled pot.
The orcs were not overfond of contingency plans, Cairne had learned.
Perhaps a little volatile in its politics — the later sixties saw some flirtations with modish Third Worldism, and even a willingness to be gulled by the neo-Stalinist charlatan Louis Althusser — and sometimes overfond of opacity in prose, the NLR strove to uphold a staunch internationalism and an independence from the mental categories of the Cold War.
These Berbers, however, are true barbarians, overfond of Búzah (the beer of Osiris) and not unfrequently dangerous.