I’m actually really enjoying it! I wish I had more time. It’s freaking me out how quickly I’m getting through it. It’s not nearly as dense as Shirley or the other novels we’ve read for class, it has a much faster pace and really great characters. In the other novels I’ve read this semester, I’ve found the characters to be... flat, kind of like caricatures and stereotypes. But I love how you can actually see changes in Tenant. Not that I approve of violence, but Gilbert gets so frustrated and hurt and angry that he attacks his friend. You can see the build up that led him to it. And the heroine! She’s quite different from others I’ve read, particularly for this class. She does Victorian propriety, but she also challenges it. I’m fascinated by Helen. Also interesting, none of the female authors we’ve looked at have taken on the perspective of a male narrator. And I feel like she does it well. There’s the hyper masculinity aspect, but also tenderness and a soft side.
Alas, I should probably comment on Grey’s Anatomy as well. The first thing that comes to mind is: were they trying to rip off Glee?
- That the baby would die (thereby resolving the Callie/Arizona/Mark triangle)
- Arizona would die (thereby resolving the Callie/Arizona/Mark triangle)
- Callie would die but the baby would live, resolving the triangle, but creating a crapload of conflict between Arizona and Mark that could take them well into season 30.
But, I’m a happy ending whore so I’m happy. Or I will be should Lexi remain with Avery. I cannot stomach yet another attempt at Lexi/Mark. Are they called Lerk? Lexma? Mexi? Male? Regardless, how many times have they revived that sucker? Really, at some point, it’s just gotta die. For the love of God, let it die.
Final random thoughts: What is Teddy’s problem? I liked Meredith’s breakdown moment. Loved Hunt taking charge and telling everyone to chill (even if he did it in song). Good stuff. Just... leave the musicals to Glee from now on and all will be well.