Saturday, November 26, 2005

Two Serious Ladies

Would anybody please please please tell me why Two Serious Ladies (Jane Bowles) is considered a modern classic? The writing style is atrocious, the characters ill-defined and the plot jumps from one non-event to another. Frankly, the only thing that's making me plough on past Chapter One is the blurb (how sad is that) with its promise of the dull heroine turning into a high class call girl. Can't wait.


Richard said...

Haven't read the book, or heard of it (or even the author) but, frankly, the Cinderella myth without some kind of original treatment would not make me read it, no matter how much people raved about it being a modern classic. If it's badly written, you're wasting your time ploughing through it.

Remember, though, that people said the same kind of thing about Ulysses (and some still do).

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

I'm afraid I still say the same thing about zzzzzz Ulysses. :-)