The Gadfly - Ethel Lilian Voynich I was hesitant for the first 20% of the book, and then I got drawn in completely. It's a wonderful story, and I think that if I had read it in another language, one that I don't know that well, I would have liked it even more. There was something simplistic about the style of writing, and some dialogues felt a bit... stilted. However, it was just my kind of story, with just my kind of ending.