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    Sigh..

    I tried so hard to enjoy this novel. I am about 300 pages in and I am fed up. The themes of Lawrence's book are just not expansive enough to fill up the EXPANSIVE novel he's written. I can't seem to sympathize with his soap-opera characters and Paul, though we've watched him grown up, doesn't seem developed enough. Ugh, I guess you can't like all the classics.
    The salvation of the world is in man's suffering. - Faulkner

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    I felt very much the same when I read Lawrence. I don't feel pulled into his story. Still a solid read, but I felt little for the characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Hill View Post
    I can't seem to sympathize with his soap-opera characters and Paul, though we've watched him grown up, doesn't seem developed enough.
    I'm inclined to agree except that Paul is D.H. Lawrence himself - autobiographical!

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