linguoboy wrote:I am never going to stop being dismayed by how long it takes me to finish a damn novel these days. I even set aside almost all of last weekend for reading and hardly made any progress.
Why does it take longer now?
I'm kind of surprised by how difficult I'm finding the Müller. Her writing doesn't seem that dense but somehow it still takes me longer to read a page of her than a page of Klaus Mann, despite the fact that the print is much smaller in Mephisto.
Reading Müller was a drag for me because what little I read of her writing felt soul-draining (or maybe it's just her depressing base material).