5 July 2008

In the forest, by Edna O'Brien

I read in the tube every day. I get about two hours reading that way, so in a week and a half I can read a 400 page novel easily. But then, not all novels are the same. Some flow easily, they entertain and make the journey fun, making you smile while sleepy faces around you fight the morning. But other novels get you stuck, they demand a slower reading. A three page chapter can make you close the book, and demand to let the paragraphs settle in your mind, think about what you've read, digest the rawness. That's happening to me with In the forest.

2 comments:

Joana said...

I used to travel about 150km by train every day and I've never read as much as then. The one book I could never finish was James Joyce's "Ulysses". I will give it a try again someday...

Cova Zubia said...

Well, Ulysses is never an easy one! I recommend Edna O'Brien, she writes beautifully.