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by Virginia Woolf
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Somebody, who is no longer on Goodreads, once wrote in a review to this book that the best way to read it is while wandering around London. Well, I actually tried that but I encountered a number of problems, one of them not so much being that it is really hard walking through Whitechapel reading a b...
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 3 years ago
I'm totally over a barrel here. I thought Virginia Woolf's writing was spectacular. I didn't like most of the characters.I was satisfied with the since of place. Gosh, how I didn't like this story overall and I kept thinking 'Please let this end'.
Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it 3 years ago
I thought it was boring. I got half way through and stopped because it doesn't fit my mood. I like the character Septimus Smith. It was not badly written at all. I just prefer active stories where things happen outside of the head as well as within. It's a great melancholic "let's think about this" ...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 3 years ago
This book confirms my suspicions that I should best read Woolf on holidays - just because I need pretty unlimited mental bandwidth for her writing. This is superb; I did not have the opportunity to fully enjoy it, since I was reading it at a moment I felt largely overwhelmed with work; I plan to rer...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 3 years ago
“So on a summer’s day waves collect, overbalance, and fall; and the whole world seems to be saying ‘that is all’ more and more ponderously, until even the heart in the body which lies in the sun on the beach says too, That is all. Fear no more, says the heart. Fear no more, says the heart, committin...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
This is not so much a review as a declaration of surrender. When I read in the intro that this book is comparable to James Joyce’s [b: Ulysses|338798|Ulysses|James Joyce|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1428891345s/338798.jpg|2368224] I already started looking for my white flag. Really I cannot be doin...
J Lenni Dorner
J Lenni Dorner rated it 3 years ago
This is an interesting period piece. The writing is unlike that of our time. The setting is distinctly England. I have the impression that the more one knows about literature and London a century ago, the more enjoyable the book will be. I did enjoy the character Sally, though, especially where the ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
"Did it matter then, she asked herself, walking towards Bond Street, did it matter that she must inevitably cease completely; all this must go on without her; did she resent it; or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely?" Mrs Dalloway drove me nuts. The odd thing is t...
~Mairéad's Reading List~
~Mairéad's Reading List~ rated it 5 years ago
and of course my review vanishes yet again, thanks GR, for 'saving' it, actually it does this twice but luckily i cut/paste it this time around Nevertheless, I shall try my hand at rewriting this mini review again. [sighs]***Read for my Classics Challenge***“What does the brain matter compared with ...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it 5 years ago
Review forthcoming, as there's quite a bit of information to collect, but I obviously enjoyed this a great deal.
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