Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"The theatre is an attack on mankind carried on by magic: to victimize an audience every night, to make them laugh and cry and suffer and miss their trains. Of course actors regard audiences as enemies, to be deceived, drugged, incarcerated, stupefied."
-- The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch, a novel about an aging playwright/director/actor who retires to the North Sea coast of England.
This book has swept me away. It is long (502 pages in my edition) and dense, but I am content to flow along with the story.
This won the Booker prize in 1978. I am reading it for my Battle of the Prizes, British Version challenge. It will also count as one of my Chunkster Challenge reads.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.