Friday, 14 August 2009

Literature Review

I posted what seems like a lifetime ago that I restarted D.H. Lawrence’s classic Women in Love after reaching half way and forgetting where I’d started. Finally though I’m at the last 50 pages, but a sense of trepidation came over me. I know something horrible will happen. I feel really guilty about not finishing this novel yet since during this time I’ve finished A Town Called Alice, Wuthering Heights [again] and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallowstwice. It’s not that Women in Love is not a good book. It’s just so taxing to read. The language is so advanced, it feels like studying. I can’t remember the last time I felt so young reading a novel. Even Shakespeare is not this esoteric.
Oh. Well, back to the reading. What literary pieces have you been perusing?


Alex in Movieland said...

from DH Lawrence, I've only read Chatterley many years ago. And it was, of course, a Romanian translation.

Now I'm reading Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis because I want to see the '36 film. After long struggle, I've finished Great Expectations and before that the spectacularly mature & WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Encore Entertainment said...

The Heart is A Lonely Hunter is another one I've got to read. After getting half way through a looooong time ago I just put it down. And yes Charles Dickens is a struggle to read.