Kristina Pasko's Reviews > Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Forty-One False Starts by Janet Malcolm
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2488558
's review

liked it
Read 2 times. Last read July 20, 2014 to July 25, 2014.

I don't think I could call Malcolm one of my favorite writers (this is the first book of hers that I've read), and I don't really like her style (humorless, matter-of-fact, a bit bland) but it was a good exercise to see good literary (and art) criticism meant for popular consumption. I particularly enjoyed the chapter about Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf's sister).
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Forty-One False Starts.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Finished Reading (ebook Edition)
May 2, 2013 – Shelved (ebook Edition)
May 2, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (ebook Edition)
July 6, 2013 –
page 18
5.63%
July 11, 2013 –
page 45
14.06% "It's getting better! The first essay was a bit dull but the 2nd (about photog. named Struth) was great and the third is about V. Woolf and her sister."
July 14, 2013 –
page 72
22.5%
July 18, 2013 –
page 125
39.06% "Ack! Needed to return to library from inter-library loan; need to find a new copy -- her writing is amazing. Should be required reading for English majors."
July 20, 2014 – Started Reading
July 20, 2014 – Shelved
July 25, 2014 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.