Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review - The Waves by Virginia Woolf

Author Info: Wikipedia
Published: October 8, 1931
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Pages: 324
Age Group: Anyone
Format I Own: Kindle e-book

 I don't have a huge collection of things that I've read at the time I'm writing this review, but I do know one of my favorite things (whether it's in reading or watching) is anything with a psychological aspect. Something that makes you think about life and your existence, or that just completely messes with your mind. Unfortunately, I'm finding books of this sort quite difficult to find thus far. I expect that when reading a book with lots of psychological aspects in it, that if it is good, it will certainly draw out some sort of emotion in me, be it good or bad. When I started reading The Waves, I fully expected that would happen (and was ecstatic to find something along the lines of what I had been looking for). Sadly, it didn't draw me in that much.

I'm not at all saying this was a bad book. I did love the concept of it, the fact that there wasn't really a plot, you're just exploring the minds of a group of people. I also loved the way the surroundings were described, it painted quite an amazing picture of the landscape in my head. But that's about all I can think of that really interested me about this book. The story itself just didn't draw me in as much as I'd hoped. So while I do not think this was a bad book, I also didn't think it was spectacular. It was only mediocre to me.


  1. I haven't heard of this book before, I haven't really ever been interested in her books but great review, good luck with your blog, new follower


    1. Thank you! I'd never heard of her either until I was introduced via a book club on goodreads. Pretty interesting and experimental read. :)