I shall definitely add the Cornish Trilogy to my list. Fifth Business really is a fine novel, as I recall. I guess I should read Deptford again, too. I really don't remember it very well. I have not read Cairo (although I intend to do so). Dos Passos' magnum opus has never sounded that interesting to me, but I certainly would like to hear your impressions if you read it.
: 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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