The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

Published July 3, 2013

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

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The word saga in the title is always going to be a bit intimidating, but actually this book (or compilation of books) was really easy to devour, and quite interesting too! Covering the sprawling family tree of Forsytes, we travel through several generations of marriage, divorce, births, deaths and more, watching as the family adapts to the changing world around it.

It was quite hard to keep track of all the different family members, although the story naturally gravitates around a small portion of them, so you only need to remember a few names here and there. I thought it got a bit incestuous as time went on. I can understand trying to create the drama and confusion of the complex situation, but I ended up just feeling like there are quite a lot more fish in the sea than just Forsyte fish!

So, I mostly enjoyed reading it, and felt like it came to a good, if not happy, ending!

Rating: Unrated

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