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Written by Myretta
(9/20/2004 1:55 p.m.)
I suppose that as this is the saga of a particular family, I should not be surprised that the first seven chapters (and the rest of the book?) reads like a diary of the daily events in the lives of the Forsytes. They are a family very interested in the superficialities of life: the houses, the objects, the appearance of the family. The catch phrase "How much did you give for that" speaks volumes about their focus.
What interests me is that these chapters are also superficial, as though the author himself is one of the Forsytes. I get no sense of these characters as people, only as actors in their little daily dramas. In fact, I have trouble telling most of them apart. Perhaps this will change as the book continues.
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