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Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
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May 19, 2012

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bookshelves: kindle, fiction
Read from May 19 to 25, 2012

The strange thing about life is that though the nature of it must have been apparent to every one for hundreds of years, no one has left any adequate account of it. The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?

"Holborn straight ahead of you," says the policeman. Ah, but where are you going if instead of brushing past the old man with the white beard, the silver medal, and the cheap violin, you let him go on with his story, which ends in an invitation to step somewhere, to his room, presumably, off Queen's Square, and there he shows you a collection of birds' eggs and a letter from the Prince of Wale's secretary, and this (skipping the intermediate stages) brings you one winter's day to the Essex coast, where the little boat makes off to the ship, and the ship sails and you behold on the skyline the Azores, and the flamingos rise; and there you sit on the verge of the marsh drinking rum-punch, an outcast from civilization, for you have committed a crime, are infect with yellow fever as likely as not, and-- fill in the sketch as you like.

As frequent as street corners in Holborn are these chasms in the continuity of our ways. Yet we keep straight on.

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Virginia Woolf
“In any case life is but a procession of shadows, and God knows why it is that we embrace them so eagerly, and see them depart with such anguish, being shadows.”
Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room


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Kristen Is it?


Kristen Well she is a badass and a genius, so that explains that.


Paquita Maria Sanchez I'm going to start digging into this tomorrow at lunch. You have a reading buddy, so just fucking deal with it already.


Kristen Yeah!


message 5: by Blake (new)

Blake I was a fan of Woolf before it was cool. I'm like those people who liked Gotye before he released that popular song.


Paquita Maria Sanchez Let's not bring James Spader into this, Blake.


Kristen But you kept her from me because you are a selfish bastard.

Also I don’t know who that band is, but if you like it I’m certain it sucks. And I know all about sucky music since my car CD player broke two months ago and I’m forced to listen to the radio. Mel broke it with his faulty Jay Z the Blueprint CD, which yes if I had given it back the first 10 times he asked for it my CD wouldn’t be broken now but that’s not the point, what are you going to take his side? Whose friend are you?

Also why do Australians have such god awful taste in music? Because they're too bust lusting after James Spader, is that why?


Paquita Maria Sanchez The Grey Album is awesome. Otherwise, I have no strong feelings about Jay-Z, save for thinking 'Big Pimpin' is a catchy, albeit quite sexist song. But, yeah, catchy.


message 9: by Blake (new)

Blake Jay-Z SUCKS!


Paquita Maria Sanchez James Spaders SUCKS! Engineers RULE! Dangermouse 2012!


Kristen Wait, no, it was Reasonable Doubt.

Glad we cleared that up.


Kristen Blake likes Abba, how gay is that?


Kristen Blake's theme song


message 15: by Blake (new)

Blake Have you listened to Sarah McLachlan whilst reading Virginia Woolf? That's my idea of bliss.


Kristen No but I listen to Jaz Z while smoking weed, sort of the same thing . . .


message 17: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! Paquita Maria wrote: "James Spaders SUCKS! Engineers RULE! Dangermouse 2012!"

You're my hot cricketeer, PMS! Or whatever those people are called.


Paquita Maria Sanchez Cricket! CRICKET!!!!!


Kristen Blake had a case of PFS, and he gave it to me, that dirty motherfucker!


Paquita Maria Sanchez Gross! Don't breathe on me!


Kristen I spit in your drink when you were looking, sucker!


Paquita Maria Sanchez That's it. I'm sicking Spader on you.


Kristen He would never do such a thing!

And he has never watched a pornographic movie in his life either! He’s not gross like you (us) nasty sluts!


Kristen Good Point!


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn’t have the flu!


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I could quit my job!


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn't need a boyfriend.


message 28: by Kristen (last edited May 25, 2012 11:28PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn't have to resort to cinema porn, whatever that is.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn't have to sell biscuits.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list my iphone battery would never ever die!


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn't push my luck with tainted kack . . . wait, no, I don't do that, much.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I wouldn't be watching that scene in Pulp Fiction where Ving Rhames gets sodomized right now.

Bring out the gimp!


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list then I'd be popular.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricket players list I would be smart.


message 35: by Kristen (last edited May 26, 2012 03:02AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristen If I had a sexy cricketers list I wouldn't have just had to kick two dirty looking scumbags out of my lobby, trying to scam free breakfast just now.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricketers list I have better breakfast than gross sysco food.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricketers list I wouldn't have to die in a hotel fire.


Kristen If I had a sexy cricketers list I wouldn't get stabbed by an anrgy homeless man mad that I stopped him from scamming breakfast.


message 39: by Blake (new)

Blake I have a sexy cricketers list. Life is beautiful. :D


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