Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Doctor Zhivago

I've just finished Doctor Zhivago my first book of 2010, and I'm still ummming and ahhing whether to post this post. I thought I'd just say a few quick words.
I read this as part of a librarything group read, I'd voted for it and was quick off the mark to buy it when it looked like it was leading the votes. And I started reading it before the month even started. However I have crawled through this book for the last 10 days.
I found some parts of it wonderful(Lara and Yury living together), some parts okay (his first marriage) and then other bits I was just lost, not concentrating or skim reading (mainly the war section and the epilogue). I know this is a widely loved book, did anyone else have similar problems to me?

3 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I must admit I have never read the book, even though I've seen the movie, which is wonderful, a gazillion times. I suspect the movie is more streamlined than the book, and plus it has Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, and that wonderful theme music!

Vivienne said...

I remember watching the film years ago, but I don't know if the book would appeal to me.

Serena said...

FYI, all 2009 WWII Reading Challenge Participants; giveaway information can be found here:

http://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/international-2009-wwii-reading-challenge-giveaways-revealed/