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September 2016

Possession

PossessionPossession by A.S. Byatt
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I enjoyed The Children's Book and like Byatt's wordplay, but after reading more than a hundred pages in this novel I wasn't caught up by the story or the characters and have decided to quit reading.

I was reading a used copy and the person who read it first had written the meanings of words they did not know in the margins. Often this was the most enjoyable part of reading.

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Two Good Lines

Two good lines from Rebecca West's novel The Return of the Soldier.

Strangeness had come into the house, and everything was appalled by it, even time.

***

All the dear life that makes the bland English country-side secretly adventurous.