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Marina and 4 other people liked Jennifer (aka EM)'s review of North and South:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
"WOW. I'm so delighted to have found Elizabeth Gaskell. I knew of her as Charlotte Brontë's friend and biographer, but had never picked up one of her novels. Now, I'll put all of them on the "to-read" list.

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I love myths, while simultaneously missing some more in-depth characterization of the gods. I know this isn't how myths work. And tbh, I LOVED this, it's smart, funny and well-written. It just didn't make my heart flutter (do I ask too much? Yes. I'v ...more
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Well... It had some funny moments and some bits I enjoyed a lot (more stylistically than thematically, probably), so this is somewhere between 2 and 3 stars.
My main problems were two, one is how over-simplified all characters and plots are (Bunny is
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Virginia Woolf
“Peter would think her sentimental. So she was. For she had come to feel that it was the only thing worth saying – what one felt. Cleverness was silly. One must say simply what one felt.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

George Orwell
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell, 1984

Anna Akhmatova
“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...”
Anna Akhmatova

Ian McEwan
“There did not have to be a moral. She need only show separate minds, as alive as her own, struggling with the idea that other minds were equally alive. It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding, above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you. And only in a story could you enter these different minds and show how they had an equal value. That was the only moral a story need have.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
“If you don't like someone's story, write your own.”
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