The Voyage Out
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 13, 2009 - 278 pages
True and Complete Edition: Woolf's poetic style is striking in the almost exclusive use of dialog interspersed with short, vivid descriptions of the characters' inner thoughts. She is able to communicate a candid and realistic portrayal of falling in love with all the emotions that come with it-heartbreak and loss, desire and contentment, longing and questioning, quiet happiness and quiet despair. Truly, it is this book that experts say most accurately portrays the idea of falling in love. It is not love at first sight, nor is it a burning passion- it is two ordinary people who realize that their lives just might not be the same without each other in it. Woolf is able to show that the world today has perhaps not changed as much as we would like to believe and it is that timelessness that makes this novel more than worth the small time it takes to read it. This book is beautiful, one that you will remember long after you read it. Making your own discovery is part of its charm.