I've never read Ford Maddox Ford, and never heard of this novel before you mentioned it, but it does sound marvelous, and the adaptation looks terrific.I love books that stick with you and force you to think about them for weeks--Atonement was like that for me, and this books reminds of Atonement in terms of the moral dilemmsas the characters face.Great review.
"Weeks after I've finished, it's lingered."Same! It is hands down my favourite series of books, and I don't think it will ever be bumped.Stoppard's adaptation was my route to reading the novels also, the adaptation was beautiful and the books magnificent.
I really must read this soon. I watched the BBC production and loved it. There was also a programme about Ford Madox Ford, which was very good too.
Sounds like a great book although I've not heard much from the author. I'll add it to my TBR list :)
I really like how you talk about this book but I thought it was so difficult! Like you say there are so many nuances and I think I might have missed a lot of them. I agree with you, it is a masterpiece, and would probably benefit from many more readings. I think Tom Stoppard had a real task to create a suitable for TV timeline out of it. Have you read The Good Soldier? I think I preferred that one but it is nowhere near as complex as Parade's End.
I've meant to read this novel for quite some time -- I hope to before the show is released in the U.S. The way you describe the book makes me think of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, mainly for the complexity and how it has stuck with me for months since I read it.
I am trying to write on my own blog about parades' end in Korea, but in Korean there is a few reviews about this drama. So, your review gave me a lot of information and I could understand this drama more thanks to you.
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