Practising what I preach

One should read books one can love, I mean.

And well, I chanced on something I loved from the second page onwards. My recent Jean-Christophe infatuation took 200 pages to develop.

I will keep the identity of this author secret at this point, lest I change my mind and come back to this later to blush at my rash adoration. But….

…..the style is wonderful – rich, lyrical, intelligent, decorated with references to classic works of literature, it is like a more “alive” version of Byatt for lack of a better comparison. I now wish I could be reading this in the original.

 

(What’s the point of this declaration? No point. Just recording an enthusiasm.)

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