I am still making my way through Possession at the moment, and I am enjoying it.
It's not a page turner, but it is holding my interest. It is all about poets and libraries, lost letters and scholars. It is the story of Maud Bailey and Roland Michell and their search for information about two poets, Raymond Henry Ash and Christobel La Motte. The study of the poets' work is paramount, but those parts of the book often read like a critical essay, so I find myself more taken by the story of the scholars than the story of the poets themselves.
In fact it is a little slow moving, and I can't believe I actually Googled the plot summary, because I couldn't wait for the book to tell me the 'tragedy' in their lives that the book's blurb told me was coming!
Not usually my style, but there was a part of me that just wanted to cut to the chase. I still like the writing though, so I will continue to read on. Also, I think it is genius that Byatt invented two literary poets and their works, along with other works from the Victorian era. Incredible author!
Next on my reading list is a book, I thrifted on the weekend, called One More Time, by Damien Leith of Australian Idol fame. Good on him for being multi-talented.
His book looks and sounds like the Alchemist, and is a bit of an interlude before I start another big book, The Mists of Avalon.
I'm linking up with Sheila's Book Journey to see what my bookish friends are reading this week!