- Author D. H. Lawrence
I was half dreading reading this, for no good reason as I didn’t know anything about it except it was on my Reading List. As it turns out, it was quite an enjoyable read, although as with a handful of the books I’m reading at the moment, it was full of angst and ultimately quite depressing.
What I liked about it, though, was the gentle traipsing nature of the narrative. It felt like reading a version of the Archers radio programme - it feels like nothing is happening on a day to day basis, but then you look back at the month and realise it has been quite eventful.
I did find it a bit frustrating, that the characters continue to stick with others they don’t like, and how quickly they would veer from complete love to complete hatred. It felt a bit over the top and not totally rational. Nevertheless, I quite liked it and am glad it was on the list.