Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
I deliberately chose a short book but then when I opened it I discovered that 50% of it were notes on the story itself. I have no complaints because it turned out to be a rather dull tale anyway.
It follows one young man as he's is charmed and irritated in turns by a young American socialite. Daisy Miller is described as being very common and unintentionally at odds with what society dictates to be proper.
Normally I like characters like this, but Daisy is annoying. She comes across as being contrary just for the sake of it. She plays with the mind of her admirer. And she doesn't really seem to do anything apart from flirt.
I like rebels to be more than a face and a chatterbox. Plus I'd love to know what the characters do with their lives apart from staying in hotels in Europe. There's no worser turnoff than spoilt boys and girls who've never done a days hard work in their lives floating round doing absolutely nothing with themselves. Where's the ambition? 2/5
File under: Kelligrafie, book review, Daisy Miller, Henry James