Well. Well. Was I the only person who expected this novel to be, quite frankly, worse? I had expected a skin-crawling, watching-sex-scenes-with-the-parents cringefest, in regards to the relationship between Paul Morel and his mother. Stupid me for expecting Lawrence to write something so crass as that. And, thank Christ, that means no Oedipus-complex sex. This is… Read More Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
Dear Oxfam Bath – You probably know me as the weird kid Coraline dress-a-like. I dash in once a month, flitting from fiction to classics to poetry to drama, instantly regretting the fact that I spent three quid on a latte when I could have used that on another book that I wouldn’t read for… Read More A Love Letter (to my favourite bookshop)
In my opinion, all the best things are chunky. Kit Kats. Chocolate chip cookies. And now this novel, which is a lot larger than I had realised. This has been lying around on my bookcase for years. Although I’ve enjoyed much of DH Lawrence’s other works – his poetry and short stories especially – I… Read More CR: Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
A little WordPress notification popped up, thanking me for sticking around for two years. Blimey. I can’t quite believe that I’ve made it this far. Looking back at my earlier posts makes me cry a little bit inside, but that shows I’ve grown as a person, a reader, and hopefully a writer. In those two… Read More 2 years!
I have picked up a non-fiction book. I read it voluntarily, without the overwhelming desire to prop my eyelids open with matchsticks. Surprise surprise, the attraction for me was Jon Krakauer himself. I adore Into the Wild, and embracing my role as book magpie, I decided to give this one a try. It’s about climbing Everest. Yeah. I’ve… Read More Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
I’m wrong about lots of things. The brilliance of Wuthering Heights, although I adore it now. The amount of time it takes to get from one train platform to another. And now, this novel, which is glorious. (warning: this post will contain spoilers.) In the first chapter, I had a niggling doubt that this could turn out to… Read More Mantissa by John Fowles
I’ve seen this done a couple of times on the blogosphere, and as I don’t have a review to put up yet, I thought I’d give it a go. Mainly because it gives me an excuse to show off my cat. I last saw this tag on Callum McLauglin’s blog, so go give his writing a… Read More What Cats Do Tag