Sunday, 14 April 2013

Book of April

Book of April, although we have not finished the month yet, such a work of genius it has to be the one.
I chose Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
Yes, it's very famous, but I hadn't read it before. I always imagined it was depressingly worthy. In fact it is brilliant, poetic and very moving. The descriptions of Brideshead are magical, especially for anyone who loves old houses and the strange and driven characters are gripping and absorbing.
Sometimes it is funny, witty, sometimes unbearably emotional and insightful.
A love story, a ballad to a lost world of beauty, a cynical dissection of the upper class, a book that is hard to put down and hard to forget.

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