EccentricMuse

Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)

"I have undergone sharp discipline which has taught me wisdom; and then, I have read more than you would fancy." Emily Brontë

 

still figuring this place out - Jen W

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Friend of My Youth
Alice Munro
Progress: 115/288 pages
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald What a fantastic book - even the terrible, TERRIBLE ending!!! Oh, so sad....

Bah, small towns. But boy, Florence made a run at it. Love the wry (perfect word, Elizabeth!) humour throughout, and the letters between Florence and her good-for-nothing lawyer, hah!

So I guess this would be equal parts dry comedy, farce, ghost story and town-and-country vignette, with a dash of satire. [b:Lolita|7604|Lolita|Vladimir Nabokov|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327871906s/7604.jpg|1268631] was a nice touch. Nods to Dickens throughout,too.

Lovely. Even tho' the ending was TERRIBLE, did I say? ;-)