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I can't get over the first sentence ... and am now wondering what "urgent" reason, in Forster's mind, could have compelled a person to spend their life in a suburb -- compared to the preferable, what? Inner city life? Countryside dwelling? :)

Mr. Elliot sounds awful -- not a person who should be *any* kid's father.
BrokenTune 4 months ago
Mr. Elliot swiftly dies a couple of pages later. :) Forster had fun with this one.

(Not really a spoiler as we learn in the first few pages that the MC is an orphan.)
Ah, if real life only were as just as authors occasionally choose their characters' fates to be ...
BrokenTune 4 months ago
Forster has an axe to grind in this one and it makes for very entertaining reading. But no doubt, his real life observations will creep in and turn this story into a tragedy.
Sounds like perfectly relaxing Sunday reading ...
BrokenTune 4 months ago
It is. What are you spending Sunday with?
In a so far largely successful attempt to avoid, to the greatest extent possible, the job-related things I *should* be doing, BookLikes, updating my personal library records, and Classic FM on my mobile phone, as well as the French Open finals on live ticker ... later probably to be followed by the mediocre audio book I'm currently listening to (which would disturb the neighbours if I'd put it on while sitting out on the balcony), as well as a few more pages from Mrs. Rimington's eminently readable memoirs.
BrokenTune 4 months ago
Go Rafa!

Sounds like a great way to spend Sunday, too!
Yep. And I'm frivolously unconcerned about the work-related stuff.
BrokenTune 4 months ago
Quite right!

That match point is a thriller, btw.
Yes ... I rather like Thiem; I'd have wished for him to at least get a set in before Nadal's inevitable win. Ah, well. :)