a disappointing book. This was a gift from one of my friend . The book cover shows it shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize Fiction winner and several other prizes. I tried reading 1 of Henry James' books years ago and did not finish because it was boring. I realize that I am in the minority here, but I found this book to be very tedious. It was as if I was in a college literature course reading an assigned book. The book re imagines 4 and 1/2 years in the life of Henry James, an American novelist who moved to Europe and never returned to the US except for short visits.
The book details Henry James interactions with family , friends and upper class society in Italy, France, Ireland and England in this time. It also tries to interpret the writing inspiration/style used by James to write his books.
This book took me long time to read and it was not my cup of tea.👎
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