I came across two things today that play off each other in an interesting way. The first is a thoughtful review of Mrs. Dalloway (1925) from a first-time reader. The second is a compilation of one-star reviews of the novel posted on Amazon — with original punctuation and spelling intact.
Here are the links:
- Book Review – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 1001 Books to Read Before You Die #168 on the Nightmares, Day Dreams, and Imagined Conversations blog
- Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
Key quotes from the one-star Amazon reviews:
I may not be giving it a fair review since I only made it to page 65
everyone i know who likes this book only does so because he or she was told by some professor that it’s supposed to be good and can provide no evidence to confirm it
definitley not a fun read