Voyage Out

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Voyage Out (2003, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)

384 pages

English language

Published June 11, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.


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1 star

If I had tried reading this book in print, I do not believe I would have ever finished it. Is it considered classic, good literature because the author was so obviously depressed? I know Virginia Woolf suffered terribly from depression, and eventually committed suicide. I knew this before the introduction which gave a brief overview of the author at the beginning. However, I would not have needed that information prior to listening to this book to know that the person who wrote it was severly depressed.

I did not like a single character in this novel. They all were condescending, and sometimes sounded quite mad. The tone of the author is rather disapproving and disdainful, or is just that the narrator used that tone throughout her entire reading.

The story progresses quite slowly. I knew that the main character was supposed to be Rachel, but it was hard to differentiate …

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