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BarkingMadRead
A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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Bookwormjillk Nice writing and I guess a nice change from British manor houses, but not my favorite. Thanks @BarkingMadRead and the rest of the #HashtagBrigade you make these books fun. 8mo
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mcctrish I‘m really struggling with finishing this 🤦🏻‍♀️ this week has been awful in teaching land and this has not been the book I can handle at the end of the day 😞 hopefully I knock it off in the car to Toronto this morning. Thank you so much for keeping us on track and focussed with the ##### 8mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish safe travels!! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I feel like this book had some good things to say, but I didn't connect with the story or the characters at all. Instead of coming away feeling like I should give people who “aren't like me“ the benefit of the doubt because they're probably good people, I feel like I shouldn't trust them OR the people who “are like me“ because everyone sucks 😂 8mo
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks #everybodysucks was basically my takeaway 🤣 8mo
AnnR Beautiful prose but a frustrating story. I agree with prior comments, the ending was meh. I'm glad to have finally read it though. Thank you @BarkingMadRead for leading the discussion. The daily posts and entertaining hashtags definitely helps keep my reading on track. 🙂 (edited) 8mo
Librarybelle Yeah…the ending was a bit lackluster. Thanks, @BarkingMadRead for another great reading month! 8mo
Morr_Books I too agree with what everyone is saying. What was up with all the comments of women being ugly or beautiful? It was so frustrating. I liked A Room with a View and its characters much better. 8mo
Bklover I ended up really loving this book overall. I think mainly because I learned a lot. I knew next to nothing about this place and time in history. The characters all drove me nuts though, and in the end were pretty much unlikeable. @jenniferw88 thank you for all your insights- you were very helpful! 8mo
Bklover Thank you to @BarkingMadRead for again guiding us through another classic. You are probably the only reason I make it through! 8mo
BarkingMadRead It‘s always a pleasure!!! 8mo
Ruthiella Thank you for leading us @BarkingMadRead ! I enjoyed it more than you did, but agree that the end is less than heartwarming. @jenniferw88 I will send you you #Ihateadela card membership soon! 😂 8mo
dabbe I agree with ALL of you! I never would have finished if it wasn't for the always-hilarious #hashtagqueen @BarkingMadRead and the notes from @jenniferw88. I would have BAILED. The word I kept thinking while reading was “awkward.“ Everyone seemed awkward with each other, but I appreciate Forster making both sides have unlikable characters (though colonizing is bad!). Give me ROOM WITH A VIEW over this. Glad I made it through with all of you! 🤗 8mo
willaful I found the book pretty confusing overall, and depressing, but the very end spoke to me. It's sadly still so relevant. 8mo
mcctrish I finished it #yayme please consider this my entreaty to join the #ihateadela club #brosbeforehosforever 8mo
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BarkingMadRead
A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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Ruthiella I have to say Adela got on my last nerve from the start. 8mo
Morr_Books Am I the only one surprised that they didn't ship Adela back to England immediately? Maybe that was the first available boat? 8mo
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Bookwormjillk @Morr_Books yes that was weird. Must have been the weather. 8mo
jenniferw88 @Ruthiella I knew what was coming from the start as it's a re-read - I so wanted my first hashtag about Adela to be #ihateadela, but wanted everyone to discover her toxicity for themselves. 8mo
willaful Adela is kind of a perfect Nice White Lady stereotype isn't she. Not because she's malicious, but way too much in her fee fees without noticing what she's doing to others. (edited) 8mo
dabbe @jenniferw88 And I might be dense here, but WHY oh WHY did she blame Aziz in the first place? What was her motive? Will we ever know? I'm having a difficult time understanding her and pretty much everyone else's actions in the story. An awkward read for me at best. 8mo
Daisey @dabbe I completely get the confusion here. When she‘s talking about the incident at one point she can‘t even clearly say whether anything really happened at all, so why blame someone? I really want more specific answers than the British are colonizers and therefore horrible people. 8mo
Ruthiella @jenniferw88 Now we can start a club! #Ihateadela 😂 8mo
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