Weekly entries survey new titles selected by different library staff.
Monday, November 14, 2011
A.S. Byatt's Booker Prize winning novel is one of my favorites. I sometimes hesitate to recommend it as it might be a bit too "English Major" for some as the characters are for the most part Victorian poets or contemporary scholars. People like me love all the literary references. When I read this book aloud to my husband on a long car trip, it was wonderful characters--some pure of heart, others villanous--and the deft story telling that won him over. The research of the scholars becomes like great detective work, the clever unfolding of the plot will make any reader want to stay up late turning pages.