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Party Going (1939)

por Henry Green

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A group of rich, spoiled and idle young people heading off on a winter holiday are stranded at a railway station when their train is delayed by thick, enclosing fog. PARTY GOING describes their four-hour wait in a London railway hotel where they shelter from the grim weather and the throngs of workers on the platform below.… (mais)
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  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
This was another novel of Green's that I could not get into. I found the setting, characters, themes, writing, and effect to be sorely lacking and generally placid and uninteresting. I was not hooked and reading this felt more like a chore than anything else. Overall, I was not impressed and do not recommend this novel.

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  DanielSTJ | Jan 10, 2020 |
A fantastic novel! As with other modernist masterpieces such as "Ulysses" and "Under the Volcano", "To the Lighthouse" and "Gravity's Rainbow", you have to submit to the style until you are moving in its rhythm - but that is in fact the essence of modernism, which is why so many of the great works in the tradition gather negative reviews at Internet sites (and probably would have a hard time getting published today). Don't let the naysayers dissuade you. Henry Green is a master and this is one of his greatest achievements. ( )
  PatrickMurtha | May 19, 2016 |
Take a book that the Guardian rated #63 of the 100 best English novels; add ecstatic praise from John Updike, and you would expect a first rate read. In the case of Party Going by Henry Green, not so much.

A group of bright, young, and spoiled English men and women are on their way to a house party in the South of France by train when a thick fog rolls in from the Channel. All trains are delayed, apparently indefinitely. Their host, Max, arranges for them to wait in a railway-owned hotel immediately across from the station. The station itself begins to get exceedingly crowded as suburban Londoners seek to go home, but no trains depart. One of the girls says, “It’s terrifying. I didn’t know there were so many people in the world.” Certainly not in the world of the rich party-goers, who are protected from the growing masses as the hotel locks its doors, leaving the party-goers’ luggage and porters in the station.

The party-goers are a spoiled lot with hardly an attractive character among them. For example the aunt of one of the girls (Claire) had come to the station to wish her off, but she (the aunt) has the indecency to become ill, thus jeopardizing Claire’s prospect of a good time. Claire says:

“It’s rather touching that’s why she came to see us off really it’s her only link. No, but it’s not touching actually because she goes and gets ill. Oh, Evelyn, it’s so unfair, isn’t it?”

Their stay at the hotel is comfortable, but boring, for the reader as well as for the party goers. The book is only 144 pages long, but the first 100 pages seem like 500. The thick London fog mirrors the impenetrability of the writing in the beginning. It is hard to tell one character from another. In addition, the author has the annoying habit of referring to three of the female characters either as by her first name or by “Miss [last name], ” but almost never by both names so that the reader can get a feel for who is who.

The final third of the book gets a bit more interesting as Max has to juggle two different girlfriends (one of whom was not actually invited). Max and the two girlfriends are effectively individuated. Some of the other characters are so similar that the author could have substituted one for another in numerous places and not affected the flow of the action. I had to read this book as part of a Symposium I will be attending. At first, I was ready to toss the book and rely on the Cliff Notes, but the book started to grow on me. I even began to appreciate the writer’s skill, which is considerable. Nonetheless, I hardly think it deserves to be called great, let alone one of the top 100 English novels.

(JAB) ( )
  nbmars | May 18, 2016 |
Not an easy read just because of the way it unfolds and how it remains obscure. However unreal the tone can seem it nevertheless exposes us to a remorseless reality. Nevertheless, a classic in its own time. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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