Monday, 25 August 2014
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Over at Vulpes Libris we've started another Shelf of Shame week - where the book foxes dig out the books they've been intending to read for ages, or feel vaguely ashamed that they haven't read. As I seem to be less well-read then all the others, I choose authors I've not read (let alone individual books). Last time I chose Christopher Isherwood; this time I chose Aldous Huxley. It seems that there are all sorts of men of the interwar period whom I haven't read. And I haven't even turned my attention to the Macho Men of American Literature (Hemingway, Bellow, Roth, etc.) who remain a barren land to me.
Like Isherwood, Huxley completely surprised me - not at all what I was expecting. But this time around, it came as rather a wonderful surprise. The novel is Crome Yellow (1921), and the review can be found over at Vulpes Libris. It's one that I think a lot of SIAB readers will like, and that may come as a surprise to you too...