Thursday, 11 January 2018

"A Passage to India" by E.M. Forster - January 2018

Our group didn't seem roused to much emotion in reaction to reading "A Passage to India". The book seemed to be "of its time", in that it was probably shocking in its honest descriptions of the life of the British in colonial India when first published; however, to read it in the 21st century there didnt' seem to be too much happening. It was written in a bit of a flowery way, although some members enjoyed the writing style and found the sentences challenging but interesting. The book dealt with attitudes between men and women, which was interesting. Especially the fact that the British women seemed to be more interested in the actual way of life of India, its customs and social life, than the men were. We discussed a few individual incidents in the book, but weren't overly excited by it.