Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Room With a View

A Room With a ViewA Room With a View by E.M. Forster

On the library stacks: YA/Adult Classic Fiction

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lucy Honeycutt is a young woman on a tour of Italy with her spinster cousin, Charlotte Bartlett. After Lucy witnesses a murder, she develops conflicted feelings about a man named George Emerson who is staying in the same pensione as her. George and his father are of a different social class than Lucy, and even more shocking, they have nothing to do with religion.

Back in England, Lucy has moved on and develops a relationship with very respectable Cecil Vyse. But when George appears back in Lucy's life, she must settle once and for all what her true desires are and what path her life will take.

This book is delightfully different to what I was expecting! For a classic novel, it is not stuffy or overly wordy. There's lots of dialogue and humor. I did feel like I was missing some of the punchlines from time to time, and I had a rough time getting into the book initially. But once I got to England, the book took off for me and and I loved LOVED how the romance resolved.

Thanks to Corinne for making this part of the Great Book Blogger Swap for me. This book is one that I've passed over many times, but I'm so glad to have finally read.

Also reviewed by: A Work in Progressthings mean a lot

Source: BookMooch


Corinne said...

Oh, I AM glad you ended up liking it. That love at the end - seriously.

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

Must read this too!

Avid Reader said...

I love this one too. I think Forster's Howards End is even better!