Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Restoration by Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's Restoration is set in the British court of King Charles II, 1664-1667. Robert Merivel, the central character, is an indolent buffoon who falls from the grace of the king before finding spiritual peace and social restoration. I read to page 149 (of 382) and gave up. "Winner of the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and Shortlisted for the Booker Prize." Humph! I gave up at page 149 (of 382). Too much drivel.

Above are my grumpy notes from a reading journal kept 10 years ago. Obviously, the problem is that Tremain's book doesn't match my personal taste. My hope is that transcribing my old thoughts about books will help me get over my recent reviewer's block.

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