Comments: 10
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
Sometimes it's worth it but most of the time it's not ;) Says she who is *still* working on that that effing 700+ page tome.
Char's Horror Corner 5 years ago
Right after I posted something interesting occurred, so still not bored. Yay! I hope your tome picks up.
BrokenTune 5 years ago
@ Bark's: What's the 700+ page tome?
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. It was actually 562 pages but felt like five million. Never again will I force myself to finish a book. I'm getting to old for this!
BrokenTune 5 years ago
LoL!
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Char, if this is anything like Fowles The Magus, this is pretty sloooow and then WHAM! he throws in a twist and repeats the same all the way till the end. In the case of The Magus, it was not worth it (imo). Hope this one is.
Char's Horror Corner 5 years ago
I picked up The Magus at the library when I found this one there. I have to read a beta in between them, but if I end up not enjoying this one, I may just return that one unread.
Mike Finn 5 years ago
I'm not fan of Fowles - all mouth and no trousers - lots of form but no content. The only book I thought was worthwhile was "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and that was mainly because he did such a good imitation of Victoriana.
Char's Horror Corner 5 years ago
I purchased The French Lieutenant's Woman, geez, probably about 2 years ago. I didn't realize it was the same author. (And "all mouth and no trousers" is an AWESOME phrase!)
BrokenTune 5 years ago
"All mouth, no trousers" is an excellent description of my experience with Fowles' work, too.