I wanted to share this book in the book club. I read it for the first time when I was at university. I chose this module as part of my first degree at LSE called 'The Politics of English Literature'. It was a breath of fresh air, and a break from Plato, Hobbes, and more. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf was a set text, and I must have read it and re-read it half a dozen times. Something about the stream of consciousness really connected with me. I hadn't read anything quite like it before. Within the hum drum of the protagonist's walk around in the morning prepping for a party, were huge themes about what was she doing with her life, why was she making the choices she was making. It also was hugely evocative of the time in which it was set and the mood of between the wars.
Clarissa Dalloway, is getting ready for a party as she remembers people who have departed her life. Septimus Warren Smith has PTSD and their lives converge as the party takes place. This book is about internal dialogues, meaningful relationships and conjures up a truthful moment from between war times. Highly recommend.