A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

A Room with a View

This was a funny book, but it wasn’t always fun to read. There were laugh-out-loud moments and other jolly moments, but what happened really? Not much!

Don’t read this book if you’re one for a strong story line. In this book, written in 1908, a young English woman (Lucy) goes to Italy with a chaperone, her cousin Charlotte, and stays in a hotel with English-only guests. Since travelling all the way to Italy is still something only few people can afford, and Italy being uncivilized as it is, the guests stick together and take each other on outings.

From the beginning there is lots of gossip and warnings about not getting involved with unsuitable persons. It’s fun, but also a little tiresome.

When back in England, it turns out Lucy has fallen in love in Italy (the reader does not get much information on this while the story takes place in Italy) and she is engaged to be married to Cecil. But is Cecil really who she wants?

The story meanders on and only at the very end the reader finds out something that puts some of the story in a very different perspective.

If you feel like a classic, this is not a bad choice. If you want a good story, find something else to read! 😉

About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com. In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

4 Responses to A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

  1. JoAnn says:

    I liked this book and agree with your assessment, but I loved Forster’s Howard’s End!

  2. Josette says:

    I didn’t know this was a funny book! I’d really love to read it since I have studied Forster’s other novel, A Passage to India, in my English class.

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