Monday, November 30, 2020

Middlemarch by George Eliot


Got through 150 pages but then crapped out. Have already read four three enormous quite really boring novels this year (THE REVISIONARIES by The Revisionaries by A.R. Moxon, THE STAND by Stephen King, A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara, and ANT KIND by Charlie Kauffman).  I'm now officially too old to risk another.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

Began it with trepidation - thought it some sort of English Patient romantic mystery.

Which it is and isn't. Hazzard's lapidary prose takes some getting used to, but the brilliance makes wonderful effect. Reminded me of Penelope Fitzgerald, with her use of ellipsis and understatment, and delayed exposition.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Inside Story by Martin Amis


“After a while, marriage is a sibling relationship — marked by occasional, and rather regrettable, episodes of incest.”

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