Thursday, January 16, 2014

Forsyte Saga - Complete

The Forsyte Saga - CompleteThe Forsyte Saga - Complete by John Galsworthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, it took me quite some time to actually finish this one off. I definitely was suffering from book ADD. However, while it was hard to stick with it, the story was well written and in parts enjoyable. Certainly not edge of the seat action, it is typical Brit Lit character study following several generations of Forsytes. However, it was interesting if not exciting, and definitely has soap opera moments. The writing is brilliant and is the reason that I kept with it even if I had to put it down and pursue something different.

One of my favorite passages was describing the automobile, "The thing typified all that was fast, insecure, and subcutaneously oily in modern life."

I am glad that I stuck with it. It brings up some interesting points and is a very well written character study.

One more off the 1001 list!

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