Saturday, February 18, 2006
20. "Arthur and George" ~ Julian Barnes
The same people who loved Banville's The Sea worshipped this novel.
I attempted to read this five times before reaching the 48th page, which is where I became slightly interested.
Barnes writes with understatement, like a police officer relating the news of a car wreck. Fine for a 200-page novella. Ridiculous for a 400+ page epic.
While the researched fictional piece is usually a favorite of mine, I skipped three hundred pages and didn't miss a thing. Was Barnes as bored writing this as I was reading it?
.5 out of 5.0 Alcomas.
Posted by Kristin at 7:04 AM