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Party Going by Henry Green
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it was amazing
bookshelves: _english, to-re-read, interwar, 2018, modernist
Read 2 times. Last read December 23, 2018 to December 25, 2018.

The fog never lifts. It would be difficult to think of a more narcissistic tiresome bunch of people, without wit or self awareness - and yet Green keeps you interested. The mysterious interesting people are on the periphery - Miss Fellowes in her 50s who falls ill after washing and wrapping a dead pigeon; a strange man who's elusive accent shifts, and who seems equally at home/not at home wherever he goes; maids prone to fits; and who was Daisy, committed to an asylum? It hints that these young have it alls might not have such a secure future, and WW2 is on the horizon - although this was written before the outbreak of war but seems oddly prophetic of the malaise at the heart of European life.

Brilliant.
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Reading Progress

October 19, 2015 – Started Reading
October 19, 2015 – Shelved
October 22, 2015 – Finished Reading
December 31, 2017 – Shelved as: _english
December 9, 2018 – Shelved as: to-re-read
December 23, 2018 – Started Reading
December 23, 2018 – Shelved as: interwar
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: modernist
December 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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