Henry Green Week with Stu

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments – they do mean the world to me.  I get very nervous about changing how my blog appears (goodness knows why I would get nervous about it, but… I do!) so I’m chuffed to bits.

A quick post today – something I missed out of my last Weekend Miscellany, because I hadn’t spotted it – Stu (from the blog Winston’s Dad) is planning Henry Green Week January 23-29 next year.  I announced all the way back in May that I intended to read some of my newly-acquired Henry Green novels soon.  And, of course, I still haven’t – but I’m more than keen to join in with Stu’s planned week.  Basically, pick one or more Green novels and join in!  These are the ones I have at my disposal:

Doting, Back, Party Going, Blindness, and Concluding.

I can’t decide between starting with Blindness, because it was his first – or with Party Going, because it’s the one I’ve heard great things about.  Or maybe even both!

Let me know – and let Stu know – if you’re thinking about joining in… c’mon, if you all did it for Anita Brookner, you can definitely do it for Henry Green.

13 thoughts on “Henry Green Week with Stu

  • November 28, 2011 at 1:58 am
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    I could find only one Henry Green amongst the old Penguins, no. 958 Loving. It was recommended to me recently as a book I should read soon, and so I think I will join you and Stu, and read it in January.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 3:50 am
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    I'm in! I want to read Loving because it is on the Modern Library's 100 best list. Two birds, one stone.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 8:26 am
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    I will definitely join in because I am already a massive admirer of Henry Green. I have read Loving and Party Going and am actually reading Concluding at the moment. Loving has been my favourite so far. He is a truly remarkable writer and not nearly well enough known. So this is a great idea.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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    Karyn – I did spot that Loving was a Penguin, and hoped you might join in with that one!

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  • November 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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    Ruthiella – lovely! I'd better pick a more obscure one, though, to balance out all the Loving reading…

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  • November 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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    Harriet – I was trying to find your Green reviews, but couldn't find them through Google. You are part of my inspiration to dive into Green!

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  • November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm
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    Very much like the blog facelift!
    I've always wanted to read Green, too. I waver between LOVING and PARTY GOING as my Green entry point. I need to add more variety to my reading next year. The crime fiction inundation left me wanting in the last half of this year. Found A LOT of duds I never finished reading. I always feel cheated and I've wasted my time when that happens.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm
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    Simon I love the work you've had done with the place! I meant to tell you yesterday but alas my internet cut short as I was commenting! Blasted free neighbor internet!

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  • November 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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    I'm definitely joining in with this, I've only read a couple of Henry Green novels but loved them. He should be better known. Thanks for letting us know Simon!

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  • November 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm
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    I have Loving, Living and Party-Going sitting unread here, so will make a note to join in.

    Like the new look, by the way!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    John – thank you! And those do seem to be the most popular Green choices, so perhaps you can't go wrong with those. Finishing a mediocre book does always feel like a waste of time – somehow worse than reading a bad book, because then at least you feel you can give up at any point.

    Dan – thank you my friend! (And the perils of living outside the law!)

    Helen – lovely, I shall look to you for advice when the week rolls around!

    Tanya – thank you so much :) And I look forward to your participation in Henry Green week!

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