Posted by Karen R on October 28, 1997 at 13:35:02:
In response to so far...not so good, written by Sherry on October 28, 1997 at 10:43:15
] I have just finished reading the letters exchange part of Possession. This book strikes me as nothing more than an intellectual retelling (or perhaps it proceeded it) of the Bridges of Madison County, with poetry interspersed.
] I did not like Bridges at all so you can guess my opinion of this book so far. Although I do intend to finish it and reserve the right to change my mind.
] The "mind" passion spoken of in posts below must appeal to loftier minds than my own. It hasn't stirred anything in me except a desire for the author to get on with it. I find I don't care a thing for Ash and LaMottes fling ! I don't even care about the hero (if that's what Roland is supposed to be) ending up with Val, Maude or even dead. Perhaps it improves??
When I read your post I frowned and wondered what I could say to change your mind--I mean everyone is entitled to their opinion and no one here is claiming to be right. However, this book can and does produce a feeling to many people. I adored it; couldn't put it down. I've read it a few times and this time I'm reading it with another purpose. But, what's important, is that this book keeps getting better. So strange when you think about there being a mystery in it and, if you've read it, the mystery has been disclosed.
But then, I read Kate's posting of 10/27 below (the one with "Spoiler" in it) and I started to smile: the exhuberance of what she wrote and the inclusion of one of the poems.... All this gave me hope that you will change your mind, which you have said you have reserved the right to do.
P.S. Bridges of Madison County? I think not, although I did like the movie (I might be the only one.)
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