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review 2016-11-11 00:00
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith Read about a third of it. Super meh.
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review 2016-10-15 16:25
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

I really, really like Dodie Smith's writing style. This isn't a book with a lot of action and adventure, but the narrative was great and it kept me interested. I thought the book could have been formatted better, though, to remind readers that it's a journal. All of the characters were well-written, in my opinion. I did not expect the small plot twist at the end and was content with the ending.

I wasn't sure how i felt about her situation with her love interest at first, but after thinking about it a bit, i decided i was okay with it.

(I'm not feeling very eloquent today.)

 

*Reviewed on May 26, 2014.*

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text 2016-05-16 17:25
Reading progress update: DNF at page 115
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

So I´m pretty much bored by this book and skimmed throught the rest of it (and even the ending is meh). Just not my kind of book. DNF at page 115.

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text 2016-02-25 16:38
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

Loved this charming, whimsical, and strangely sad coming of age novel set in 1930s England. Blogged about it here.

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review 2015-12-29 03:07
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

I've promised myself that during the coming year, I will be more careful and avoid reading crap. There were points in the past few months where I became so bogged down in terrible writing that I was stymied, unable to go forward or backward. Thankfully, with I Capture the Castle, I've found the perfect novel. It is so wonderfully written, so brimming with insight and well-drawn characters, that I feel absolutely recharged. In Cassandra, we have such a lovable main character that it's hard for me to think of another protagonist I've encountered in the past year who is more fun to listen to. No, I'm drawing a blank. But all of the characters are excellent. I felt a pang of dread just for a moment in approaching the last few pages, afraid we were going to be presented some sort of hackneyed coupling, but thank God, no, it was all so perfectly  well done. I noticed that Smith wrote four volumes of autobiography toward the end of her life, and it would be very interesting to get a look at them. I believe they're out of publication, however. Sometimes it's a bit sad when you find a book like this - an absolute gem - and there seems to be little pointing to her secured place in literature. 

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