Dette emne er markeret som "i hvile"—det seneste indlæg er mere end 90 dage gammel. Du kan vække emnet til live ved at poste et indlæg.
I'd like to do the same, maybe read one IM every month or two, and I'm wondering how people here want to proceed? I don't think it matters if some of us (I'm hoping others will join us) are reading the same book, do you?
I don't have any particular direction that I plan to follow--probably I'll just pick one out at random. Perhaps I'll read The Sea, The Sea; I'm very interested to hear what you think of it, Lucy.
I know that some have suggested reading the novels chronologically. Although that sounds like a very interesting project, I doubt that I'll read that many of them, so I think I'd probably rather read her mid-to-later novels. I think I'll check out the "favorite" thread here in this group to see where I might go next.
I just mainly wanted to ask--do the rest of you think it's okay if several of us are reading the same book at the same time, or do you want to stay clear of that? I wouldn't want someone to feel, for example, like The Black Prince was "taken." I'd love to see what other people think of it; so, as far I'm concerned, there's no need to wait until I've finished if someone else wants to take it up. I don't know if I'm being clear.
My next Iris will be another one that I found lurking in my shelves..... it has something medievally looking on the cover..... can't remember the title. But not until Februrary. I've very nearly finished The Bell. What a wild ride at the end!
I am looking forward to reading Murdoch with others and the discussions are very interesting. 'She' was very interesting.
Lucy; I think I will go for The Sea, the Sea. So many of you have read it and I really want to read all of your comments on it so I will probably go for that one.
Was very amused, rewatching The Descendants this weekend - one of the best movies of the last five years in my opinion - when Clooney barges into the house of his best friends and you can hear them arguing upstairs and one of them comes out on the landing when he shouts up at them and says, "Oh, come on in, we're just fighting."
Henry and Cato,
The Sea, the Sea,
The Bell and
An Unofficial Rose.
I began by reading Henry and Cato last month and it removed some of my fears. Then I took out one from the library, Something Special, which I've yet to review. And someone mentioned that PBS had a lot of Murdochs listed so I raced over there and I think that by today most of them have arrived plus I found Iris Murdoch: A Life by Conradi which I am most excited to get into and will be reading in March.
So now I have the four listed above plus the bio, which was recommended here within the group and looks really good and.......:
The Green Knight,
The Good Apprentice,
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine,
Under the Net,
A Severed Head, and
Nuns and Soldiers.
That looks like a year's worth to me unless I hit one that I am just unable to take in. So perhaps I should find a couple more just in case. But I do feel much better now knowing that I won't be scrambling for a Murdoch when I need one.
I then read Under The Net (also my second reading, but within two years), which I found to be very funny and enjoyable. I love all her characterisations. She obviously knew London like the back of her hand, and takes you all over it, following these misadventures. It was better the second time through.
Now on Flight From The Enchanter, on my mission to read her in order. Currently in Chapter Eight, involving Rainsborough and his job, which leads me to wonder if, as an academic (and I had this thought in A Word Child as well), Murdoch had someone's insight to how offices operate in Britain or if she was just able to imagine the office-type world? Or perhaps the type of professional life she was describing was not that far off of what the academic world is like? Very much enjoying this work.