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Classic Bennett or just a Bennett amuse-bouche?

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Initial post: 11 Mar 2011 06:01:00 GMT
Charming though this novella is, does Bennett really offer

"a lament on old age, some thoughts on reticence and a backward glance at a life wasted.'

Or is it simply a little tale of how to get lost in a good book?

Bennett's other works have been overflowing with characterisation and underlying themes, but I'll admit finding them in this book a struggle.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2011 19:00:18 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I loved it and have read it several times. I think it means whatever you choose it to mean. I think it is charming and memorable - maybe you are looking at it from too sophisticated a standpoint?
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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Paperback - 30 Sep 2008)
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