Friday, March 16, 2007
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch (1987)
odd but fascinating. it’s one gleaned from the english books in the house’s library. the setting is a couple of isolated houses and the central character is a woman forced into solitude by a jealous house. everything revolves around her – and what everyone believes is best for her. the best parts are the exploration of how circumstances very much affect one’s actions – and the problems involved in trying to control other’s lives or to manipulate events for your own version of what’s best for someone else.