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by Geoff Dyer, D.H. Lawrence
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Burfobookalicious rated it 2 years ago
Often described as an important/landmark novel, the story of members of the Morel family is a fascinating expose of period industrial working class life, made even more compelling through the author's examination of the main character's relationships. Lawrence consistently critiques social conventio...
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Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
I had no idea what to expect of Sons and Lovers as I went in. I had no idea what the book is about, presumably multiple sons and more than one lovers are involved. With the public domain books just knowing that it is a classic is usually enough. I also had no expectation of D.H. Lawrence, I knew he ...
Books for Young Humans
Books for Young Humans rated it 6 years ago
Way back in the late 20th century when I was a teenager and the genre fiction 'industry,' with its absurdly blood-soaked TV tie ins hadn't been invented, I (and many others my age) slumped on the sofa with the novels of DH Lawrence - yes, really- with EM Forster, Emile Zola and of course, a bit of ...
caseyreads rated it 7 years ago
Although while reading this book, I often felt that not much was happening, retrospectively a lot of relationship-focused conflict occurred.Paul is so attached to his mother that he cannot break off from her and form his own romantic relationships. He can never distance himself, like most young peop...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 9 years ago
Whenever I mention this novel to people I have to explain that it is not an incest novel. It is a novel about a manipulative mother who continues to control her sons' lives well into adulthood.
NinthWanderer rated it 9 years ago
Read my senior year of high school when I worked on a semester-long project researching Lawrence's life and writing a paper about this autobiographical novel. Lawrence blew my mind in those days and forever earned a spot among my most beloved authors. Lady Chatterley's Lover will always be my favori...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 25 years ago
Rating: 0.125* of fiveBkC51) SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence: The worst, most horrendously offensively overrated piece of crap I've read in my life.Yeup. Since I'm in a real bitch-slappin' mood, here goes.The Book Report: Sensitive, aesthetic nebbish gets born to rough miner and his neurasthenic di...
Kaethe rated it 38 years ago
Lawrence is very Freudian. When I read this, I thought that was cool. Now I have nothing but scorn for Freud, so my opinion of Lawrence isn't all that high.
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Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it 50 years ago
This one took a long time for me to get into. Basically, until Paul grew up, I wasn't very interested in the book. Once he was an adult, I was more eager to get back to reading it when I put it down. Not sure I'm in a rush to go read more D. H. Lawrence, but glad I read this one.
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