Acquired via BookCrossing 07 Nov 10 – bought at the Connected shop for BC purposes

I picked this up at the charity shop because Matthew and I wanted to catch up with some 20th century classics.  He read it first and enjoyed it.  A short novel in which we follow the fortunes of Bendrix, Sarah, the woman he once loved but now claims to hate, and her husband, Henry.  Narrated in flashbacks, the narrative voice reminded us both of Iris Murdoch, with the London setting adding to that for me.  Powerful and perceptive, a close study of one man’s state of mind and deeply atmosphericm with moments of pathos and humour – we could see why it’s a classic.