Review From User :
It is pleasant to remember that, in our outrageous and ill-mannered world, we have the potential to create utopian societies, where ephebes and red-cheeked Venii canter around village greens, exchanging flirtatious banter in Latin and Welsh, never once seeking to crush a pockmarked peasant under their well-shod hobnails for the mere titter factor. Morris's hallucinogenic utopian novel is like falling into a bed of soft blonde hair, or rolling around a meadow in one's shorts as the summer sun bronzes one's pert buttcheeks, and a kind-hearted auntie serves up a platter of cream tea with extra cream. As our planet approaches the certitude of fast-moving extinction via the rolling revue of autocratic thundercunts at the helm of most nations, an afternoon spent in this Victorian reverie is a soothing unguent for the soul.
Level – Advanced
Plot – A first-person narrative told by Paul Edgecombe, the novel switches between Paul as an old man in the Georgia Pines nursing home sharing his story with fellow resident Elaine Connelly in 1996, and his time in 1932 as the block supervisor of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary death row, nicknamed “The Green Mile”…