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Slowely but surely,
This review is from: Mrs Dalloway (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
Mrs. Dalloway is a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway (who's having a party).This may sound dull but Woolf actually pulls it of. It's written in her quite unique immpressionist style. We are mostly inside peoples head and read what they're thinking and doing ,their memories and their fears.
If I had to describe this style? It's like the movie Fallen with Denzel Washington (which is actually a rather lame film but nevermind) where the spirit of a serial killer moves from one person to the next. The person carrying the spirit will walk past another person and it will move into the next body.
While reading Mrs.Dalloway I felt like a fly on the wall (rather in the head actually). You move from one person's mind to the next and back again. In the end all the characters and the events come together (although not in a Hollywood type ending).
If you don't like a bit of a slow read or something to mull over you should definitly not read it. If you're ready for a literary masterpiece DO! (And buy this edition it's cheap and has lots of extra's!)