Monday, September 18, 2006

The Waves

Since Miss Meshell's recommendation of Virginia Woolf I've read the waves, and so I thought I'd write a bit of a review of it.

I really enjoyed this book. The unusual style of writing makes it a good book for reading slowly, savouring all of it. This is a good thing for me because often I tend to get caught up in books (anyone else suffer from 'one more chapter' syndrome?) and read until the early hours of the morning, before I have to get up for work the next day. I think if you read this all at once, you'd miss out a bit on some of the beautiful imagery, and so it was nice to be almost forced to put the book down before I got overwhelmed with it.

The style of writing also lets you enter the characters minds and also view each character from several different perspectives. I think this is a book which I'll discover more of re-reading.

2 comments:

littlemissmeshell said...

Even though the Virginia Woolf book that I read was a different one, I agree totally with what you say about her! The reading slowly to savour and that you can't read too much at once, that's what I really loved about her writing.

Guess what, Tuesday's with Morrie came through the returns shoot at work this afternoon so I snatched it and put it on my card and got immersed in it in my dinner break, I love this guy! =)

Lindsay said...

Lucky you! It's a great book.

I'm going to look for some more Virginia Woolf books now, it's always good to find a new (well, new for me!) author to read.