#weekend in a #nutshell getting to see @davematthewsband then headed to SA to get @usa_weightlifting certified 💪🏼 @bendbars1 time to #play . Then made it home in time for #movienight with the #minime @lruff_11107
Really struggling to be engaged with my May read. Narrative not as flowing as the Antonia Fraser so think it'll be a pick up and put down project. Instead I'm going to finish off this which has been awaiting completion since the new year #Nutshell#Hamletinutero#yearofreading2018
Are you up to something weird? Then get ready for #Nutshell by #IanMcEwan !
I am surely glad to have read it, but maybe even more so to have done with it - it is a great thing the novel is quite brief. As a modern and rather twisted rendition of #Hamlet it is of course fascinating. The author's language is incomparably savory. And the rollercoaster of the plot kept me on tenterhooks. Sure. But!
It was as if the writer had written it for sheer want of exercise, not for a message to give! He might have wanted to become #JulianBarnes for a while, or a modern #Shakespeare or maybe just gather up all his ideas about the modern world which he prepared for a publicist essay and never got published after being put out by his son's bad mark for a composition he wrote for him. I don't know.
I can brood and brood but still the real message eludes me. It is a witty, masterfully composed work, it thrills and compels you. But what for? Have you read it? Do you have an answer?
Thanks to my dear @c.a.n.e.l.l.a for the picture❤ #teacherspride#lovemykids