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The Golden Bowl by Henry James
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Jan 12, 2011

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Read in April, 1999

I appreciate James' literary craftsmanship and his amazing eye for detail. However, the pace of his narrative seemed exhaustingly slow, even for a detail-oriented person like me (I loved Woolf's "To the Lighthouse," for example - albeit, the second time I picked it up). The quality of James' writing is amazing, but somehow, the narrative payoff just wasn't there - at least at that time in my life (I was about 30 when I read this). Ten years later, I might appreciate more how the depth of his portrayal of interpersonal relationships transcends the story.

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