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There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we've ever imagined.... Still, we cherish the city, the morning; we hope, more than anything, for more.As Cunningham moves between the three women, his transitions are seamless. One early chapter ends with Woolf picking up her pen and composing her first sentence, "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself." The next begins with Laura rejoicing over that line and the fictional universe she is about to enter. Clarissa's day, on the other hand, is a mirror of Mrs. Dalloway's--with, however, an appropriate degree of modern beveling as Cunningham updates and elaborates his source of inspiration. Clarissa knows that her desire to give her friend the perfect party may seem trivial to many. Yet it seems better to her than shutting down in the face of disaster and despair. Like its literary inspiration, The Hours is a hymn to consciousness and the beauties and losses it perceives. It is also a reminder that, as Cunningham again and again makes us realize, art belongs to far more than just "the world of objects." --Kerry Fried --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A stunning book, beautifully written, absolutely marvelous.
THE HOURS, Michael Cunningham's riff on Virginia Woolf's envelope-pushing novel MRS. DALLOWAY, is a pretty stunning piece of work in its own right.
I read this novel so quickly all in one day and I just felt tired afterward, I was drained of feeling.
Pretty well written novel i would recommend you read Mrs. Dalloway first thoughPublished 9 days ago by Lucas M.
I am offering a rating of three starts to a book worthy of four. However, I am formally rating the audiobook, which was produced with a male voice. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Ryan Mease
A very well written fictional account of Virginia Woolf writing what would become Mrs. Dalloway, as well as two other women struggling with the themes found in that book, and their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy McGlew
The Hours just reaffirms my notion that Virginia Woolf is overrated, not just overrated but way way overrated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ed Arnold
To read this after mrs dalloway is an incredibly journey. To know that another writer gets the message and interprets it for a different time and generation never happened for me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Howie
One of the most beautiful and moving of books I've read in a lifetime of reading. This novel does the most difficult of things: it tells the truth of our lives and sees the both... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BookLover
Michael Cunningham is a genius!! This book reads like a beautiful poem....flowing and lyrical.Published 3 months ago by Betty O'Neal