September 1st, 2012

happiness is a full bookcase

re-reading Byatt's Possession

I'm re-reading A.S. Byatt's Possession for the first time in approximately fifteen years (finally out in ebook form!) and so far I'm loving it. (I can feel moral judgments about the historical precipitating actions hovering waiting to be made, however, which is interesting because somehow I'd not looked at it from that angle before—I think this is partly because I first read the book when I was thirteen and imprinted on it whole-heartedly, and partly because I suspect the narrative is rigorously disinterested in such things. We shall see.)

But I have a question for those of you who've read it (and are around; how I wish teleportation was freely available, I would pop an early-waking Pip and myself over to Chicago to have breakfast and a nice comfortable character-gossip with papersky at Worldcon . . . ).

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