Sunday, January 30, 2011
A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME : Volume 3 THE ACCEPTANCE WORLD
Volume three has our narrator out into the real world where he and his circle have to confront all of life's realities even with their wealth and social advantages.
This volume is very funny with much of the story centered on the London art world.
We see a more casual side to the socialising in this volume. That is to be expected I suppose as we are now into the late 1920's early 1930's with the " slump" underway. Characters political beliefs are coming to the fore with the upper class love affair with Marxism becoming apparent with several of them.
The annual 'Le Bas' dinner is hilarious, not just the writing but the images invoked because of the manners of the time.
And Nick starts to get some sex, which has been a while coming - he hasn't made the most of his opportunities up until now.
Roll on volume four.