Dec 26, 07
no one who loves Mrs. Dalloway
Read in January, 2007
To be fair, I should state that I never finished this book. I couldn't. It was too awful. Usually, that isn't my style. Usually, I finish what I start. I guess I have some vague hope that maybe some way, some how whatever it is will improve, so I try to power through. Usually. There are a few things I've quit. Moulin Rouge, for example. It was painful. And this.
I love, love, love Mrs. Dalloway. It was no easy task, of course. Mrs. Dalloway is not the kind of book easily read on a train or a bus, but god is it worth it. To sit down and power through Mrs. Dalloway is work, but it is work of the most rewarding kind. That book is brilliant, amazing, incredible. There is no shortage of superlative adjectives to describe it, so The Hours just broke my heart. I really did like movie. Nicole Kidman was brilliant. Then again, I saw it before reading Mrs. Dalloway, so I'm not sure if I'd feel the same way now. The book was dreadfully written, and well, that's it. I can't say more now, but I hated it. Really.