Monday, December 04, 2006
Arthur and George
Just finished reading Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. It's one of those novels where characters develop in a parallel fashion in essentially alternate chapters. One eventually is revealed as a famous person; the other had a certain amount of fame for a short period of time. This maps how their lives are in many ways far apart, but also how they eventually intersect.
Beautifully written, and very interesting in the way it draws out issues of class, prejudice, religion and the pursuit of truth. Enjoy