Finished: “Loving,” Henry Green (#89)

by mostnovel

This was a very quick read. Most of the prose is dialogue, and really fun and magnetic dialogue at that. I doubt there was much science behind the precise placement of books on the list, but Green’s refreshing and touching story was enhanced because it followed Rushdie’s overwritten borefest. I don’t really get the title, “Loving”. It was about the currencies of trust and gossip, and how they’re spent among the servants and underlings in a British (but located in Ireland) mansion while WWII is off in the distance. The accents were tough to read at first, but once I got the hang of it, the voices of ‘im and ‘er in me ‘ead made it that much better.