Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
I'm enjoying my second consecutive novel by George Eliot (following Adam Bede this summer). This, so far, is a humorous, down-home type of story, filled with the gossipy kind of talk that small towns everywhere engage in. In fact, it's kind of surprising that it's holding my interest, since nothing that you would call exciting has happened -- just the ups and downs of everyday life among the young and not so young. I do continue to love Eliot's use of language. She is an absolute master at constructing sentences that sound like both lyric poems and professorial lectures.