The Hours: A Novel

The Hours - Michael Cunningham I thought this book would blow me away, but I didn't love it that much. It's beautifully written, and it's about the lives of women, so why didn't I love it? I haven't read much of Mrs. Dalloway, and through The Hours I felt I was missing out on something I was supposed to know ahead of time. Perhaps I would have liked it better if I felt it could stand alone as a creative work, rather than one that relied on the strengths of an earlier work.