I've started Dombey and Son, so I'll be ready in a week or so to say nothing really interesting about it.
I really enjoyed the Cornish Trilogy. The second novel, What's Bread in the Bone took the longest to get interesting, but it did. And I felt the last book, The Lyre of Orpheus, built to an absolute crescendo. I've intended to read Davies for a long long time. I chose the Cornish Trilogy because that's the one recommended in the Going Further section of The New Lifetime Reading Plan. I have since read somewhere that The Fifth Business might be Davies's best book. I will probably read at least that sometime.
The Cornish Trilogy has also lead me to other books. I have already downloaded The Hunting of the Snark. And I might propose The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr for our reading next year if I can resist reading it before then. In the meantime, I will probably try out Hoffman's tales.
This is shaping up to be a year of trilogies or long books for me. I have finished The Cairo Trilogy and The Cornish Trilogy.I have A Suitable Boy waiting. Maybe I'll add Dos Passos's USA Trilogy.
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