I am left rattled by this novel. The plot twists were rather jarring. I felt my expectations being toyed with. There was a travel sequence in the middle that had language which delighted me, and some of the dialogue was really sharp. However, the plot did not resolve in a satisfying way for me. I‘m doing a read-along of all of Forster this year and I‘m looking forward to see how his writing developed. There is brilliance here, but in a small dose.