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    Not Too Much Ado About Nothing or Waiting For Fog Gone or Life is what happens while you are talking about something else? As for Party Going the title is slightly optimistic mainly because the party is stuck at th

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    and off they go the pretty young things the butterflies brainless and heartless and full of their excruciatingly minuscule plans and ambitions lacking any true purpose in their movements any depth in their thoughts even butterfly lives have meaning and to see them off an old wounded pigeon barely conscious immobilized by her spinste

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    Party Going is a piece of human comedy but it isn’t without its tragic overtones and a fine dose of absurdity The departure of a train was delayed due to the soupy fog so the story is a scrupulous description full of subtle psychological observations of the process of waiting The tale is told in the cinematographic way and the camera constantly tosses from character to character There is not a personage without some w

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    Stylistically this is similar to the two other Green novels I've just read Living and Loving It is breathless dialogue with

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    There's a fog upon LAAnd my friends have lost their wayWe'll be over soon they saidNow they've lost themselves insteadPlease don't be long please don't you be very long This maybe the worst Beatles' song kept droning in my head as I read this novel because of the fog because of the droning because of a trip delayed and because it's possibly the worst effort of an artist I like Although it starts well Fog was so dense bird that had been d

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    A novel about some Bright Young Things getting stuck at the train station waiting for the London fog to lift so

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    a re reading Fog was so dense bird that had been disturbed went flat into a balustrade and slowly fell dead at he

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    This book was one of the most powerful influences on my early writing In terms of style it is uite uniue Simply there is no other reading experience like it Just a few pages in you know you're in an entirely new world of feeling and perception

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    Lots of awful people trapped in a couple of hotel rooms at Victoria StationBitsAnyone who found herself alone with Julia could not help feeling they had been left in charge'I won't have you watching yourself in the mirror when you're kissing me It proves you don't love me and anyway no nice person does that'Alr

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    When a thick fog stops the trains in London a group of upper class Brits funded by their richest member can't leave for t

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Party Going

A group of rich spoiled and idle young people heading off on a winter holiday are stranded at a railway sta. Not Too Much Ado About Nothing or Waiting For Fog Gone or Life is what happens while you are talking about something else As for Party Going the title is slightly optimistic mainly because the party is stuck at the train station waiting for the dense fog to disappear and also because the party fails to establish anything resembling a party despite checking in to a hotel and having drinks while waiting If Pirandello put his poor characters through the ordeal of looking for an author the protagonists of this story seem to be left without a plot not worrying too much about it All they can do is create an energy field trying their best to establish some sort of time space continuum for themselvesIf this were a play it wouldn t have to worry about the Aristotelian units of time and place at all It all unfolds in the train station over the course of a day of waiting for a train which will carry the English upper class party to Southern France As for the action you will need a looking glass to find it It partly consists in an undefined illness Aunt May is honoured with various diagnoses reaching from being tight to terminal illness In the end she is just a bit too weak to join the party when the fog dissolves on the last pagesAs for further action it consists in a rich young man s choice of women leading to various bedroom scenes without inappropriate behaviour if you do not count tiring dialogue It remains ambiguous and without any hope for closure in the near futureAs he sat there he realized he did not know if she was going to come or not And if she did come out he did not know if she would stay or when she would get it into her head to start home which she might at any time He realized without putting it into words he did not even know if he was glad she was going to come or sorry she was going to stay at homeAnd this only accounts for Max feelings towards one of his three ladies and those feelings change on the next page adding the confused thought of being sorry she was going to come Let s not try to put into words what his women think They wouldn t be able to themselvesAs for minor incidental action it also consists of gossip and getting your luggage ready and taking a bath and defining your role in the non party mixing a drink and reflecting on who put a notice into a newspaperThat s it Nothing much happens until the fog clears leaving the reader to wonder what on earth the characters will do if they ever reach their destination It also makes one curious to read Henry Green s novel Nothing as it seems rather impossible to fill two hundred pages with anything appropriately called NOTHING than what not occurs in PARTY GOINGIt is absolutely charming non action though and the characters are masters of nothing doing so the party going or not going as the case may be is really secondary as far as their Living and Loving is concernedRecommended I m off reading NOTHING

REVIEW Party Going

Tion when their train is delayed by thick enclosing fog Party Going describes their four hour wait in a Lon. There s a fog upon LAAnd my friends have lost their wayWe ll be over soon they saidNow they ve lost themselves insteadPlease don t be long please don t you be very long This maybe the worst Beatles song kept droning in my head as I read this novel because of the fog because of the droning because of a trip delayed and because it s possibly the worst effort of an artist I like Although it starts well Fog was so dense bird that had been disturbed went flat into a balustrade and slowly fell dead at her feetThe bird was a pigeon and the feet belonged to Miss Fellowes who fared only a little better than the pigeon I missed the significance even though the author kept bringing it up That s on me as professional athletes who don t mean it say I ll try to keep it simplerThis is a book about insufferable people acting insufferably They are well to do Brits in the 1930s No one has a job as far as I could tell They drink instead and consider mating Max the richest by far decides they will all go to France for three weeks They meet at the train station but the fog that betrayed the pigeon halts all other transport as well Thousands of citizens wait body to body To push through this crowd was like trying to get through bamboo or artichokes grown closely together or thousands of tailors dummies stored warm on a warehouse floor But the insufferables repair to three hotel rooms drinks are served and mating is considered Everyone is put out There are gender issues It was all the fault of these girls it was these desperate inexperienced bitches And looking down at humanity from their rooms class issues My dears she said panting they ve broken in below isn t it too awful Why all those people outside of course said Julia and they re all drunk naturally But what are we to do They won t come and kill us in our beds because we aren t in bed Oh but then they ll come up here and be dirty and violent They ll probably try and kiss us or somethingAs I said insufferable But not a very subtle portrayal

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Don railway hotel where they shelter from the grim weather and the throngs of workers on the platform below. a re reading Fog was so dense bird that had been disturbed went flat into a balustrade and slowly fell dead at her feetreading Henry Green is like a dream even what should be tedious the game playing teasing and mocking among the vapid rich the wonderful few Max with his three suitors at his back beauty rising from the bath always the crowd outside emphasising their special ness Green shows they don t deserve it they are frivolous and uninvolved in society wide issues although they have the power to make trains wait but on the other hand they re just humans subject to whims and embarrassments like those in the crowd on the station forecourt When this mass is individualised the working class come across cheekily one on top of another s shoulder to reach the maids in an upstairs window stoic not bitter or only individually so as petty as those locked in too Death is seeping everywhere like the fog the ill aunty who people try to ignore or intermittently attend with her wrapped up dead pigeon the luggage like tombstones attended by mourners the dark and the fog obscuring And every few pages a passage that leaves you floating touched like Amabel Green flirts and teases with you wooing all the time So it s a dream but one that makes you feel alert and receptive His awkward phrasing sometimes blunt images make you back up a bit The writing sticks in you It s what you want novels fiction to do Well me anyway

  • Paperback
  • 176
  • Party Going
  • Henry Green
  • English
  • 21 October 2019
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About the Author: Henry Green

Anthony Powell and wrote most of his first novel Blindness He studied at Oxford University and there began a friendship and literary rivalry with