Being Possessed

My nails need to be trimmed

Rain, a bag of chips and a good book = A perfect day.

I’m currently reading Possession by A. S. Byatt and there’s only one word you can use to describe it. BEAUTIFUL.

The narrative is so enchanting, so captivating.

Here’s the synopsis:

Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany—what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas.

I’m off to lose myself into it again. Will be back later with my thoughts on it.

9 Replies to “Being Possessed”

  1. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it! I heard A. S. Byatt talk about it on the BBC World Book Club, and now I really want to read it.

  2. I love Byatt and read that novel some years ago. Yes, it is absolutely delicious, so absorbing. I’d had plenty of literary sleuthing experience myself when I encountered it (grad school, Literature etc) and couldn’t get over how well Byatt captured the mystery at the heart of serious lit research, how much fun it can be. Adored that book! You’re in for a good time with it!

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