To the Lighthouse (Oxford World's Classics)

To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf, David Bradshaw “What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

Unfortunately I didn't really find much of one. At least a 'great' one. But I would have liked more details and scenes focusing on the actual lighthouse, the sea, and whatnot. I still don't even know if the story actually even went there...oh my bad they just reached the lighthouse as the story ends. Typical.

2 stars, and that's generous lol.

Well I really love this cover and the descriptions regarding the lighthouse, the sea, and whatnot. However, I was asked if this was feminism fiction. And yeah, it is a bit, but for most part it felt more like a marriage drama of some sort (as in attempting to get the 'wild/free' gal Lily Briscoe to marry but things happen as all relationships will have).

Unfortunately, I can't snark, or else I would have by now. Which by the way, its only because I suck at snark, totally 110% goodie-goodie two shoes here. But still I wish I could snark for all I could snark (without looking totally stupid).

But I digress (and attempt).

“Well, we must wait for the future to show.”

Well, if we're going by this book's standards in this situation, then its going to be a hell of a long time. Hell, took the entire book just to reach a verdict for Lily Briscoe's life. That 'revelation' kind of moment which felt rather anti-climatic considering it ends. I actually had to reread, because I thought the boat sank or something and they never reached the lighthouse, which would have made me cry because I was waiting for that moment the ENTIRE time.

...I wish that was the case instead of just halting it there still dont know what the portrait looks like, booooo. >_>;

If anything this novel goes around in circles, yet this might be as a result of overworking and reality blending impending my thought process. Especially when I'd like to be sleeping right at this very moment this blasted thing was staring at me though, begging to be 'finished' at last, so fine, I'll 'finish' YOU alright. *grumbles, grumbles*

It's dry, and yet the description and certain lines (as you'd see in the quotes section for this book) are lyrically beautiful.

Did I mention I love the cover yet?