I know, I know, it's been awhile since my last post. I've been reading, I swear. Just veeerrry slooooowly.
I had to force myself to crawl through E M Forster's Howards End. I had a really hard time getting into this novel. Part of the problem was that it was written in 1910 and set in England. I really have no point of reference. The story centered around a woman with enough money that she had the time to worry about other people and their money. Again, no point of reference.
The story also moved very slowly. A lot of conversations about things that may or may not happen. Not a lot of action (despite two deaths in the course of the book). Then again, this book is more about the issue (should the rich help the poor?) than a story.
This book was made into a movie (which I haven't seen). I find myself very curious how they found enough story here to support a feature-length film. I may have to check it out.