The last words

I am reaching the last few discs of Possession, which is a sad realisation. I don’t want this story to end.

I read in the same way that Randolph does – he writes in a letter to Christabel:

“I cannot bear not to know the end of a tale. I will read the most trivial things – once commenced – only out of a feverish greed to be able to swallow the ending – sweet or sour – and to be done with what I need never have embarked on. Are you in my case? Or are you a more discriminating reader? Do you lay aside the unprofitable?”

One thought on “The last words

  1. I put down the unprofitable and am not like Randolph at all; although that’s not to say I am a discriminating reader – just protective of my limited spare time. I do love Possession and most things AS Byatt-y.

    I really should visit your actual blog page more often rahter than just read you through a feed-reader. The site looks lovely!

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