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by A.S. Byatt
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 weeks ago
I first read this book around 20 years ago, and I loved it then. Reading it now, and knowing the ending, I enjoyed it even more. But . . . . It wasn't as perfect this time around as the first. The diminution of my enjoyment wasn't due to knowing the ending but rather to knowing more -- much mo...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 weeks ago
I finished this last night but need a day or so to put all my thoughts in order. Many, many layers to this one. Although I give it five stars, it's more like 4.75.
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 month ago
I don't even know where to begin with this book. I bought a used copy from Abebooks because it's on my Round 2 Classics Club list, and I've been meaning to reread it. I read it for the first time decades ago, around the time that it won the Booker Prize. I remember really loving it when I first read...
Major Leser
Major Leser rated it 6 years ago
3.8 stars really for minor imperfections in the whole 'detective' plot but it's still a dazzling novel for readers written by a passionate reader. I liked the French Lieutenant's Woman better (even though on the whole it's a less polished novel). Can someone write a properly introspective, feminist...
Electric Library
Electric Library rated it 6 years ago
A. S. Byatt’s Possession is a deeply peculiar book. It won the Booker Prize when it was published in 1990, and as the Booker judges and I tend to have similar taste and the blurb intrigued me, I decided to give this one a go. How to describe Possession? Possession is what you might get if Dan Brow...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 6 years ago
This book is indulgent. In its language, plot, characters, it was thick with it.But I liked it, really really liked it. Sometimes I like to read a book that doesn't so much draw you into it, but instead oozes into your life. It wasn't that I became preoccupied with the story or the characters, I'd r...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 7 years ago
I did ultimately love this book, but it took me over half its length to warm up to it. I enjoy literate love stories, the mixing of genres, literary allusions and pastiches, and this book provides all of the above. This is a literary mystery as well as a contemporary and a historical romance: two co...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: published-1990, victoriana, one-penny-wonder, booker-winner, fradio, paper-read, winter-20112012, re-read, film-only, mystery-thriller, poetry, play-dramatisation, 3m-bookshelf-challenge Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Brazilliant Laura Read from January 01, 2009 to January 07, 2012, read...
Linhtalinhtinh
Linhtalinhtinh rated it 7 years ago
It struck me that I do like riddles. Intelligent ones, and meaningful, too. Just like with [b:The Blind Assassin|78433|The Blind Assassin|Margaret Atwood|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327876197s/78433.jpg|3246409], I was enchanted by Possession's world. I held my breath, waiting to see...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it 7 years ago
This is a difficult book to review because I simultaneously like it and don't like it. I read two versions of the story. First, I read the ebook version which was quite long and tedious. I've done my fair share of scholarship and the book just brought back so many boring memories. The other version ...
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