Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Sparsholt Affair

Dots. Some books are perfectly suited for summer reading because they have a sweep and some length that feel like an indulgence and treat while a reader can also relax. One such novel that I enjoyed this summer is Alan Hollinghurst’s The Sparsholt Affair. The novel covers three time periods: David Sparsholt and friends beginning in 1940; Johnny Sparsholt, his son, in the 1970s; and life today. Hollinghurst’s prose will enchant those readers who enjoy literary fiction. In addition to the pleasure I found in his sentences, I also enjoyed what he leaves out: instead of spelling out the action, he gives readers the joy of connecting the dots ourselves. This is a novel about beauty, art, desire, secrets and expression. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Sparsholt Affair from amazon.com.

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