by Gary, December 9, 2008 10:49 AM
I started Anthony Powell's 12-novel cycle, A Dance to the Music of Time, with hopes of finishing it within a year. Four months later, I was done. While it can be a bit dry, Powell's writing is never dull. His descriptions put the reader directly in the heart of the various situations, and his characters soon become as liked (or detested) as old friends. This First Movement is a collection of the first three novels in the series.