Monday, May 23, 2011

Readus Interruptus

I have to say that neither of these books really did it for me.  I went two thirds into The White Queen before throwing it up against the wall.  I really enjoyed Gregory's Tudor series, but the writing in this novel seemed really stale - very forced - and not the easy stories of her earlier novels.  Those had such great flow.  And I'm not completely finished with Ann-Marie MacDonald.  I've ventured 200 pages into this behemoth, and I want to see it to completion because this is a rather seminal work of modern Canadian Literature, however, I'm having a hard time following her vision.  I think I need to read it with the eyes of a student, rather than someone reading for pleasure.  Keep ya posted!

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