07 June 2007

I Capture the Castle

People have been telling me to read this book for years and I finally did this week. It was a perfectly pleasant read, and I don't not recommend it, but I won't be pestering anyone to read it. I did very much like the first two-thirds of the book, but when Cassandra decides she loves Simon, well, it goes downhill pretty quickly. Too much agonizing. Again, I think I would have liked it better if I'd first read it as a teenager.


  1. Oh, I loved this one. I thought it was a perfect jewel of a book. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it more. I can't remember if it was I who recommended it to you or not, but if so my track record so far isn't very good. :)

    I wonder if because you read so much more, you're more discerning. Or maybe it's just that we like different books. Your blog, to me, has the flavor of some of my favorite books.

  2. Johnna CornettJune 07, 2007

    This book was piffle, though an okay way to pass the afternoon if you have a head cold. Thank you for not pressing it on anyone.

  3. No, your track record is good. I did like Watership Down, and you didn't recommend I Capture the Castle. I think that one has been recommended by people I know in real life. And I love Nevil Shute.

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