Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Possession: A Romance

Finished Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt. I listened to this novel as an audiobook. I had attempted to read in years ago but was bored to tears by the academic tone of all the current date sections of the book. It is thorny, tangled bramble of historical romance, contemporary fiction, fairy tale, poetry, correspondence, journal entries and mystery. In the end I loved it, especially the fairy tale portions. What a wordsmith she is. The version I listened to was read by Virginia Leisham, whose voice (and voices) made the 26 plus hours of audiobook go by swiftly. I highly recommend it.

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