Friday, August 01, 2008

'FESS UP FRIDAY | Reading Mrs Craddock

I can't wait for things to settle down soon. Hopefully that will mean some breathing space to actually get words down on the page. Or am I just making excuses for myself? I could probably write more if I can just stay off the internet, off Facebook.

I decided I do have time to go to the library this week. On a whim I just decided I need to read Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves. I have been meaning to read her books for years. The reviewers always praise her language, her distinct voice.

I've also finally picked up A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, a book I have read about several years ago, but never found the time.

Most of all, I was seized with the need to read Mrs Craddock. For research, I tell myself. Mrs Craddock is Maugham's story of unequal love in a marriage.

How often do we fall in love - and realise the other party do not love us the way we would like them to?

3 comments:

Danielle said...

I've wondered about A River Runs Through It since it was popular several years ago. At the time I don't think I would have appreciated it, but I think I would now.

Dark Orpheus said...

Danielle I was curious about it but the Brad Pitt movie association sort of drove me away from it. But I'm reading it slowly right now - it's actually pretty good.

Melanie said...

I love Louise Erdrich, and must get to A Plague of Doves. It's sitting there waiting...