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Nuns and Soldiers by Iris Murdoch
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May 05, 2010

really liked it
Read from May 01 to 05, 2010

Nuns and Soldiers is the latest book to be tackled by us Murdoch a monthians - (or every other monthians as we are now). I enjoyed it very much, however it doesn't quite have the impact and scope of The Sea, the sea, which we last read. A good many familiar Murdoch themes are present in this novel, goodness, religion, philosophy among them, there are some complicated relationships and motivations among the characters. What is fascinating with IM is how often those characters who you imagine would be "good" aren't - and those who society may see as "bad" or at least as deeply flawed are in fact "good" I must say there weren't many characters I warmed to in this - infact I disliked all of them at some stage - except maybe Gertrude - and she irritated me a bit.

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