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Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Oct 09, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010, classic
Read from July 25 to October 03, 2010

I've been meaning to read this book for so long. When I finally got around to borrow it from the library and enthusiastically started reading, I almost immediately got distracted by other things.

This is, most obviously, due to Woolf's extraordinary stlye of writing. 'Mrs Dalloway' is a fairly good character study of many people but this famous stream of concsiousness style bored me a bit, if I may be so honest.

I thought it is a rather depressing story as well, people indulging in their past and thinking gloomy, almost suicidal thoughts, reflecting on how life would or could have been if they had allowed themselves to live another life, love another person and so on and so forth.

However, I am set to re-read it again some time as a friend of mine pointed out that "life isn't always divided into simple chapters or paragraphs. Sometimes it is like that, all happening in one go, very quickly without a pause." Very wise indeed.
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