|10-28-2012, 09:31 PM||#16|
i'll fly away
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Heh, perhaps I'm shallow, but after the long build-up I found the library reveal funny.
|11-03-2012, 05:44 PM||#17|
Join Date: Oct 2010
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finished it just in time for the November books - I agree with all the previous comments, it does feel rather dated. Having read it just after Middlemarch, I appreciated the lightness in tone, but in terms of social satire the comparison with Eliot (unfair, I know) is rather stark. I couldn't help thinking of Mr. Brooke when reading about hapless Petkoff.
|11-17-2012, 05:31 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Generally, I enjoyed it. I like the way Shaw plays with serious issues such as identity, self-delusion, social pressures etc. I think he demonstrates that comedy can be a very serious business and reminds us that humour can have an underlying darkness.
Despite this thematic depth, I found that the finale was a bit lame at the very end. It seems that Shaw, having fired off all of his thematic cannons with considerable effect ended using a pea-shooter as a finisher. That last line just doesn't work for me. But there's lots of fun before it.
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