Top positive review
on 3 June 2013
.....to the mindless drivel you can download for free or almost-free to your Kindle now!
Save your 20ps here and there and spend 99p on a classic.
The premise is simple, elegant, and both traditional and modern: sex and class are what define us. Forster uses three intertwined families to play out the problems faced by so many people in the UK in the first part of the 20th century. Some of the questions raised are still relevant today (should we interfere in the lives of others?) whereas others are more rooted in the contemporary context (disastrous consequences of unmarried sex), yet still engaging and perhaps enlightening, depending on the reader.
Forster creates a sense of place very skillfully, delinates characters in utterly convincing detail and manages a rather long time frame for the plot with skill.