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Ivy Compton-Burnett
Birth date: June 05, 1884
Died: August 27, 1969
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DES rated it 8 years ago
Too much bickering, funny for a while but rather annoying after about 100 pages of it. The style is entertaining but the story line is just too slow to carry the myriad of bitter comments about each other.
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 10 years ago
I actually may have read this. Sigh. Getting older has it's pros and cons.
modusa rated it 12 years ago
i wish i could say i liked this more than i did. compton-burnett's novel is very like a play. it is evident that she has a very strong command of the english language, and of dialogue, but it was not enough to carry the book, which left me cold. the bottom line, as it often is, is that i didn't like...
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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 12 years ago
BkC9) Next to SONS AND LOVERS, the worst, most horrendously offensively overrated piece of crap I've read in my life.I have no reason to revisit this decision. I still feel slightly ill when I think about this boring, annoying book. I left my copy on the subway so some wino would pick it up and real...
spocksbro rated it 12 years ago
Once again Ivy Compton-Burnett (ICB) takes a look at the late Victorian family and finds it lacking. Even though I’ve met her dysfunctional families several times now, ICB’s knack is making them unique. In Parents and Children, we are introduced to the Sullivan clan – Fulbert and Eleanor, parents, a...
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