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"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."

 

~Henry Miller

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Maurice

Maurice - E.M. Forster

2,5 stars.

Written in 1913 Maurice could have made a history if the author had had the courage to publish it at that time. A story of a homosexual upper middle class Britain set in the early 20th Century! And then a bizarre HEA! With his idea and the main message - the acceptance of a human nature - E.M.Forster was for sure ahead of the times.

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Unfortunately 100 years later it didn't exert the greatest impression on me. Along with the main characters that I didn't fond of too much, to my problems belonged the old-fashioned language and very clinical and emotionless writing style. I would have probably never managed to finish this book if I wasn't convinced by my friend Irina to put the book on hold and watch the movie. I followed her advice and really enjoyed it.

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Having been armed with proper visuals I gave the book a second chance. And I'm glad I did it. The story became more emotional, entertaining and more compelling toward the end.
But something important, something essential, that makes a book to a personal event, that makes a book attractive and interesting for me was still missing.

I wish, I could say that I enormously enjoyed it but, sorry, I didn't. Confusing at times and lacking in eroticism and passion - I just wasn't feeling it.

For me it had more a kind of educational character, a historical document.

But I would highly recommend you the movie.

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