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5.0 out of 5 stars Better and Better, 17 Jan. 2012
This review is from: A Dance to the Music of Time: vol.3: Autumn (Paperback)
Another reviewer has compared this to Proust's A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu. I can see the comparison, and judging by the allusions in this volume of the books, Powell was very conscious of it himself. Despite this I find Powell's work much less dense and more readable than Proust. It has an element of Evelyn Waugh style satire about it which lifts it from the morass of worthy literature and allows you to actually enjoy reading the work rather than reading it because it is good for you. In this third volume we get volumes 7,8 and 9 of the twelve volume sequence. I have to say that you absolutely do need to start at the beginning with Powell. You are never going to get anywhere if you think you can start out of sequence. The cast of characters is immense, positively Russian, and you really need to be there from the beginning to enjoy it. I found the first three volumes hard work, and every subsequent volume more of a pleasure to read. These three deal with the main narrator, Nick Jenkins' time during WWII and I loved it, both for the allusions to the war (I love a good war book) and the portrait of London in war time that Powell is so skilled at drawing. I am looking forward now to reading the last three novels in the sequence.
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