Review: The Hours | Tick. Babble. Tock. Babble.

Title: The Hours

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Publication Date: July 31, 1998.

Rating: 3 Stars


Dear fellow babblers,

Tick, Mrs. Dalloway. Tock, Mrs. Woolf. Tick, Mrs. Brown. Tock, Mrs. Dalloway…again.

Reviewing The Hours I find myself stuck somewhere in between tick and tock. Reading a novel, poem, play, screenplay, it’s often easy for me to lose touch with reality and completely absorb myself into the world of a story. I lose touch with myself. The sounds around me. The smells hovering under my nose. The world happening around me. Time elapses into nothingness.
The Hours, however, made me fully aware of my position in reality, the noises of the outside world, the stuffiness of the air, and the slowness of time. In brief, The Hours leaves me feeling strangely hollow and irked. Continue reading “Review: The Hours | Tick. Babble. Tock. Babble.”