Has anyone read and loved Margaret Drabble's The Gates of Ivory (better named the gates of snobbery)?
I am bogged down in it, I loved the Peppered Moth, but this? It's like going to an enormous pretentious cocktail party and you're deaf-blind. Honestly, a million characters appear with no context and little description. No sense of the characters emerges, then they disappear, only to reappear later - name-dropping.
If someone pipes up and says it was the best book they'd ever read, maybe I'll plow onward, but honestly, this is horrrrrrrrid.
Getting tired of wondering who the heck is Richard...and Liz and Hettie and Alix (can't remember the gender of that one, and and and and ....who ARE these people? Who cares?