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The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
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Aug 04, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009

the girls of slender means, my first muriel spark read, didn't bowl me over. i like her style, and the opening chapter led me to believe i'd really like this novel, however for such a short book it really felt long, and sometimes tedious. the highlight were the wonderful scenes involving the squeezing through a bathroom window. i spoke to adrian, who put me onto her, and he gave me grief for choosing this as my first muriel spark. so now i will seek out the prime of miss jean brodie, the driver's seat, or the abbess of crewe for my next attempt.
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August 4, 2009 – Shelved
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October 11, 2009 – Finished Reading
November 27, 2009 – Shelved as: 2009

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John I've read a lot of Spark - you picked the worst book with which to start!

Bettie☯ John wrote: "I've read a lot of Spark - you picked the worst book with which to start!"

I'd have to agree with you both - it left me cold.

Maureen ha! well, i do buy a lot of books used, and sometimes people offload a title because it's not the best the author has to offer. i suspect this was one of these times. feel free to suggest other titles if you like. :)

John Her big hit The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is probably a good place to start, and then perhaps Memento Mori.

Greg Maureen, I agree with everything you say. BTW, I just finished "Driver's Seat", and it was, simply, stupendously disturbing.

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