City of the Mind

by Penelope Lively | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140156674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by minx2012 on 10/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by minx2012 on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Picked up in a charity shop somewhere, I forget which one. I loved Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger and Cleopatra's Sister.

Journal Entry 2 by minx2012 on Thursday, January 8, 2009
This reminds me so much of Mrs Dalloway for its dreamy, multiple-focus, reflective narration.
The lead character, Matthew, is an architect working in London. He's the ideal vehicle for a story about how times, names and places change but people basically stay the same. Love, loss, doubt, fear and the search for stability are echoed throughout the book, from his day-to-day experiences, to the ghosts of the people who've inhabited the same spaces in past times.

As the boyf is a London nut, I've passed this on to him, and after that I know who might like it next...

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