The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
by John Carey
2014/ 384 pages
rating: 8.25 / biography-lit crit
Carey is a highly acclaimed English literary critic, professor and writer in London. This is a memoir of his going from a fairly normal middle class child to all he is.
Really mixed reaction to this book – in some places it is so fine and I was so excited reading it. In other places I was bored almost to skimming – but then check out my rating. lol
The first couple chapters were semi-fascinating but in Chapter 3 I got bored – this is the life of a normal kid in England circa mid-20th century. Fortunately in Chapter 5 the whole sense of the book changed when Carey started to get into analyzing literature – that’s what I wanted. >>>>MORE>>>>