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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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May 12, 2008

it was ok
Recommended for: writers
Read in December, 2007

I just re-read this book a few months ago, thinking it was time to give Virginia another go. Her writing style is as original as they come, but this story is still as pointless as it was when I was forced to read it in highschool.

I am fascinated with her prose, but that can only sustain me through about 50 pages or so before I start to require more substance. Now, some surely argue that there is substance here - but I find it to be a rather redundant message, unaccompanied by a plot worth following.
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message 1: by Ed (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ed Maclean You're right but I think you could be missing the point. I enjoy the existentialist blurring of reality, the mind and emotions in the vivid world of Woolf.

Belinda Virginia writes about world's within worlds. I find that endlessly fascinating. Also revealing re Virginia.

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