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Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

cindyjoy's review against another edition

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5.0

Excellent and strangely timely in the sense that we are living in a time that we are working through the dichotomy of life before and after the pandemic. In the book, before and after World War I.

I feel like this is going to be a book I revisit annually and will write a full review after a second reading.

diorlucy's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

elifnazervatan's review against another edition

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dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

alicemcquillann's review

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this book is good idk why i can’t get into it:(

anorak86's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.25

writersbeard's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

bella_mckinnon's review against another edition

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Second book of Woolf’s I’ve started (other was Room of One’s Own) and honestly was so bored and could not connect with anyone. It’s just her writing style. Oh well.

_lovejoon's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

gaelleb's review against another edition

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3.0

“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”

3,5/5 stars. This well-known book is poetical and very beautifully written, however it is a bit difficult to get into because of its peculiar and complex story-telling. I would still recommend though, I love melancholic books.

"She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.”

n1nareads's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

2.0

i’m sorry but this was torture, i couldn’t wait for it to end and literally nothing happened