August 22nd, 2006

livre d'or

Book: The black prince

Author: Iris Murdoch

Details: (c) Iris Murdoch 1973; Pub Penguin 1975; ISBN 0-14-00-3934-1

Verdict: The black prince is too clever for its own good, and depressing besides.

Reasons for reading it: I have been very impressed with Iris Murdoch's other novels that I have read. This positive got me over the incredibly offputting cover, with bad seventies design, a vaguely noir-ish feel and a flash describing it as A perverse pleasure.

How it came into my hands: A charity shop somewhere, possibly in Dundee but I forget.

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