Van has finished reading…The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

15 Nov

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

It would be hard to imagine this book being presented today without the publisher wanting to shorten it by a third. Lawrence weaves such a rich texture with words that often slightly overlays ground only just trodden. It works very well to underpin emotional scenes (though in fairness, for me, there were times when it didn’t), and this really points to the crux of the book. Lawrence has an amazingly keen eye for the minutiae of an emotional moment, and explores the idea of love not as a single emotion, but as the many threads that form the whole.  Although the story is very much set in its time, the various characters’ desires and frustrations still ring true.

Quite captivating.


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