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The Hours by Michael Cunningham
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Read in January, 2010 , read count: 2

The Hours by Michael Cunningham was not what I was expecting and yet it was exactly what I needed to read. I have refrained from watching the movie for years because I wanted to enjoy this story in its original format. I am glad now that I had the self disipline. Mr. Cunningham's writing style is very fluid but a lot wordy. I found my mind drifting at times in the middle of much too lengthy descriptive sentences only to have to read it again so as not to miss anything.

That being said, the story itself was beautifully painful to read. I think Mr. Cunningham has somehow reached into the soul of every woman and discovered our most inner secrets. I found myself connecting and fully understanding the thoughts, emotions and motives of Mrs. Brown. I have to say, it scared me alot that this is the character I related to the most in this book. Then as I thought on it, I realized that this is probably the most relatable character. She like so many of us go quietly and normally mad as opposed to your outright obvious lunatic like say, Mrs. Woolf.

It was a good read that I would recommend to anyone who has a weekend to sit, read and the question your own sanity.
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