The Black Prince

February 20, 2008 at 11:59 pm 2 comments

Iris Murdoch. I couldn’t go to sleep last night till I’d finished it. But all in all I’d say it’s a pretty creepy book. And tedious at times. This is all part of the point, as the main character is creepy and tedious, and the plot outlines his literary and sexual fantasies. Still. Despite this, you get the sense when reading it that you’re in the hands of a near genius. Sometimes the text flashes like a mirror or flicks around like a snake and bites you.


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  • 1. louise  |  March 4, 2008 at 6:24 am

    I think you you might like The Sea the Sea, it’s the most engrossing of IM’s books I think. The Bell I also loved.

  • 2. meli  |  March 4, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    thanks for the recommendations! i thought the bell looked good when i was buying the black prince…

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