Title: Mrs Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Page Count/Review Word Count: 152
I fricken hated Mrs Dalloway – I had to read it for a London in Literature course at university, when I was studying Creative Writing at Roehampton. It was the only book in the whole course which defeated me – I just couldn’t read it in the allocated time limit, and so I had to resort to listening to an audio book of it. It wasn’t even a particularly good audio book – it was a free one from Librivox.org, which are read by volunteers using public domain and out of copyright books.
I did finish it off in the end, but it still didn’t impress me. I’m not even going to talk about the story line, because it was terrible. It struck me as a pointless exercise in writing, and I don’t understand its reputation.