Mrs. Rosemary Spada

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)


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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - modernist, 28 Feb 2014
Interesting account of a middleclass family before the war 1914. and a return to the same summer retreat 10 years later. Abrupt in places. Very much in modernist style ie. lots of thoughts, little action.
The Nice And The Good (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch
5.0 out of 5 stars A good man?, 22 Jan 2014
An enjoyable read about a group of friends and how they interact with each other. John Ducane so wants to be seen as a good man and yet gets himself involved in a murder enquiry that leads him to meet some strange people and allows himself to get into compromising situatiosn that he deals with well. A sexual tension runs through the book from the unrequited love of the teenager Peirce who is rebuffed by Barabra until near the end, after which he is no longer interested in her, (the old old story) to John D realising that he loves Mary only when he thinks he is near death. Intertesting couple Kate and Octavian who think they are good but in fact are rather complacent and not particularly… Read more
The Unicorn (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather gothic novel, 22 Jan 2014
Enjoyable is a stange way to describe this book which is definately odd but interesting. A mystery. what exactly happened and why are people getting twitchy about it seven years later? Myth and folklore mixed into a modern day story which is def. odd.
What can happen when people with the best intentions meddle and make things worse.

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