It was not so much the plot of the book that I enoyed, though there is an interesting twist at the end, but the way I became involved with the characters. They were fully rounded in their prudish, snobbish, selfimportant English ways and I enjoyed disliking them. It was interesting to see the development of the main male character, Philip, while he still desperately tried to hold onto his old self. Forster captures perfectly the pomposity of the upper classes at that time and makes you read on to enjoy the ridiculousness of their behaviour until tragedy strikes. Despite being written at the turn of the last century its still extremely readable today and an excellent insight into the thought processes and personalities of the characters in the book, so much so that you become very involved in their actions. I think this book would appeal to all and was suprised how much I enjoyed it.