Well written, but I only read it to finish the series, which I only started because I loved her novel Possession. This novel however did not live up to those expectations.Published 14 months ago by Mark Graham
Last night I finished "Still Life" by A.S. Byatt -- it's taken me many days. Fascinating.
Set in the 1950s and '60s, with a foreshadowing prologue set in the mid-'80s,... Read more
After The Virgin in the Garden, the almost unreadably dense first novel in Byatt's quartet dealing with British life in the 1950s and 1960s, Still Life comes as a substantial... Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Brendan Moody
What may be off-putting for some is that the author is British and the book is aimed primarily at a British audience. Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by Merlin
This book, the sequel to The Virgin in The Garden is, or is an attempt to be, somewhat confusingly, about everything under the sun, particularly in the light of the sun as Van Gogh... Read morePublished on August 3, 2008 by Daniel Myers
The last hundred pages of Still Life contain a crushing portrayal of human grief. If its equal exists somewhere else, I don't know if I want to read it. Read morePublished on May 17, 2008 by Joseph Ryan
In a failed attempt by the author to appear intellectual, the book is poorly written and at time incoherent.
I finished this novel just last week; and I must say that it is a beautiful, incredibly thought provoking novel. Read morePublished on June 16, 2005 by Julia Rose
Byatt's use of words, language, create beautiful mental images. I've never run across an author who is able to "paint" with words. Read morePublished on February 14, 2003 by "jenniferbraun"