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Iris Murdoch - 'under the net' - yes or no?

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BBBee Thu 24-Jul-08 13:22:00

my friend suggested that we both read this before we meet up in a couple of weeks.

would like some opinions....

lionheart Thu 24-Jul-08 13:27:51

eeek, Bee. (I find her dry as dust and ponderous beyond belief).

BBBee Thu 24-Jul-08 23:38:55

will take that as a no then...

Marina Thu 24-Jul-08 23:40:15

Must admit she can be hard going. Under the Net is supposed to be one of her lighter offerings too!
I did like The Bell when an angsty student hmm

BBBee Fri 01-Aug-08 09:08:06

i loved the sea the sea but read when was in period of turmoil and wiht time to read. This one is progressing R E A L L Y S L O W L Y > > > >

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Fri 01-Aug-08 09:11:09

i loved 'under the net'.

ipanemagirl Fri 01-Aug-08 09:18:55

I adored 'The Sea The Sea' when I read it about 100 years ago. Haven't read anything else but that was fab.

BBBee Fri 01-Aug-08 09:44:00

oh gordon brown - spur me on and make me read it please - i am already eying up other books on my shelf...

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Fri 01-Aug-08 09:51:43

i am trying to remember why i liked it.. i think i loved teh characterisation. it made me laugh. all the descriptions of rooms made me feel like i was there. the swimming in the thames bit was great, sort of thing i used to do. also it is her first so it is interesting from that point of view.

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