The Shadow Of The Sun: A Novel

by A S Byatt | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099889609 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 9/25/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 25, 2015
Picked up in a Healthy Planet shop.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 11, 2021
This was the author's first novel written whilst she was an undergraduate at Cambridge University in the mid-1950s and was first published in 1964.

Byatt spends a lot of time analysing characters and their actions and scattered throughout the book there are a few well written scenes. But whilst much of this is well done they also feel so artificially staged that they lack conviction.

Ultimately the novel plods along and reads like what it is. The first novel by a young person who hasn't yet had sufficient life experiences of their own yet but have spent a lot of time studying other author's works. It is solid read with some interest but only really from a standpoint of seeing quite where the author's later more critically acclaimed works stemmed from.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (4/7/2021 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as a sort of Brucie Bonus. I hope that you haven't already read it and get more out of it than I did. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, April 15, 2021
RECEIVED in the post from 4evagreen and just taken out of quarantine. Thanks very much. This is a bonus book which came in a parcel with The Racketeer. I look forward to reading this when it fits into one of Plum's monthly themes. Don't think I've read this author before.

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