Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lunchtime read: The House on the Embankment

I’m close to knocking this lunchtime read thing on the head because it is becoming very difficult to get through an decent amount of pages in my lunch break. If you are not able to get into a rhythm and close out the external noise then it becomes nigh impossible to read seriously.

Along with finding the time I would add the right mood as one of the biggest challenges for those wanting to read. You can come home on a train with somebody deciding that they want to play music on their mobile phone and amid the rising anger and the noise you can end up reading just a couple of pages. There isn’t the noise in the office, mind you everyone is watching YouTube which is enough of a distraction, but it is still very difficult to concentrate.

Highlights between pages 50 – 64
Glebov starts to spend more time at the professors house on the embankment and starts to try to define his relationship with his daughter Sonya. Friends suggest that he is having a relationship with her and that starts him thinking about how they stand but he doesn’t want the friendship to develop into anything different even though he is round the house almost everyday and very close to the father.

More tomorrow…

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