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The Golden Bowl by Henry James
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Oct 13, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in October, 2009

This is Henry James' last book, and it's a book for advanced readers only. It's not the plot that is complicated, it's simply a wealthy American and his daughter in Europe and the people they marry, but the language. James seems incapable to say anything straight out, and instead uses elaborate metaphors and long, involved sentences. Sometimes reading this book felt like walking around in a light fog, you can see which direction you're going, but everything around is muffled and hard to make out. I enjoyed the experience, but will have to reread the book some time to see if I can make out more details.

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