What to say about this book. It’s great, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, even though I just watched the television show, and could therefore anticipate all the plot twists. I read in an essay at the end of the book that the characters are based on Plato’s cave, which makes me realize there is a richness to the text I’m missing when sometimes I skip over flowery and philosophical passages. I really don’t feel like being vicious with my thoughts today. The book is about a family of intellectuals who come up against a family of businessmen in early 20th century England. Reading discourse today you’d think that before the 1960s all women were depicted as mooing breeders trapped in the home, but the main female character in this book, written by a male, is truly wise, and a heroine. One line that really spoke to me: “There are moments when the inner life actually ‘pays’, when years of self-scrutiny, conducted for no ulterior motive, are suddenly of practical use.” Why drink or do drugs when there are so many treasures like this book still to read, in a sober state, on a cold and dreary day? #howardsend #emforster #literature #read has anyone else thought about how hashtags are killing punctuation?