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Not the past as I remembered it...
on 16 May 2014
I read this whilst studying for a degree in Literature and was bowled away by it. It existed as a jewel on the horizon behind me as I sailed into my future and older, I wanted to pick it up and experience it again. It didn't work. The ideas were still fascinating, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, the commonplace and the horrific. Reading it again was like being at a party where everyone is on a different drug from you, connections break. Three starts because if you read it while you are young - or whilst your brain is young, it can alter the way you look at the world for the rest of your life - and surely that is what all great literature should do. The fault is my own. Don't revisit your past, there's nothing there.