Life by having certa This is definitely my favourite of the Iris Book That I book that I so far The Kaya-Girl read for the a month challenge The characters are fascinating complex beings the story so finely plotted and yet it is a veryeadable Murdoch a page turner I loved the descriptions on London in this one London is a feature of IM s work but with this novel there were a lot of eferences to places I knew in London I go there very seldomI also enjoyed Hilary s Office life with the bickering and gossip and desk moving Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the esults of a disastrous incident that ended his Oxford. Ars as head of his department Hilary hopes for forgiveness and a new life but finds himself haunted by a ghostly epetiti.
read & download A Word ChildThe most egregious facet of my Vintage Classics paperback edition of Iris Murdoch s A Word Child is undoubtedly the clumsy uote on the front cover from The Times Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing
without fascinating and beautiful colour While my sanity efuses me any scope to contest the fascinating colourfascinating and beautiful colour While my sanity efuses me any scope to contest the fascinating colour Iris s writing it would be crass and unacceptably unfair to attribute this particular book with beautiful colour as it is with a master craftswoman s artful poise that Iris draws a very eal monochrome yellow endition of LondonInto this necessarily murky landscape Iris captures the complex frailties of human elationships
the fragile edifice of behaviour as she draws the eader through the guilt idden habitual purgatory of the protagonist Hilary Burde. Introduction by Ray MonkSaved by education from a delinuent childhood cheated of Oxford by a tragic love tangle Hilary Bu. S passive eminiscence of life I m giving this book four stars but liking is not exactly an emotion I associate with this ead Frustration yes despair Exasperation at the way the characters all seem to be caught in their behavioral patterns Admiration for the intellectual elouence of the narrator Respect for the author who weaves her words so that I stayed withAnd The Fragile Edifice Of
the story for all One of my favorites by by Ms Murdoch a great place to start if youstory for all One of my favorites by by Ms Murdoch a great place to start if you never ead her fiction very darkly funny also about mad love The word child of the title is Hilary Burde the narrator Using one of her are first person narratives the book has an interesting structure with each chapter headed by a day of the week This is based on the order and outine Hilary has attempted to establish for his. Rde cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull civil service job When the man whom he has betrayed eappe.