Re: Nothing like the Sun
Posted by Steven on 13/4/2012, 13:24:41, in reply to "Re: Nothing like the Sun"
I intend to read it, but I'm in the middle of several long books right now and hesitant to start another until I finish something else, so it will probably be a week or so before I get to it. |
: Not yet, but looking forward to it. I'll start this
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: Has anyone else read A Dead Man in Deptford ?
: What did you think of it?
: I thought Burgess perfected his blend of Elizabethan
: and modern English in ADMID. It feels Elizabethan, but
: is considerably easier to read than if he had actually
: used the true Elizabethan idiom. Although I sometimes
: was bogged down in philosophical discussion, I thought
: that overall it had more narrative drive than NLTS.
: The inevitable outcome is almost like Greek tragedy.
: Kit's very personality contains the fatal flaws that
: lead to his death. Very Shakespearean, or Marlovian,
: for that matter.