A Fairly Honourable Defeat

A Fairly Honourable Defeat - Iris Murdoch I liked the premise of the book - a super-scientist conducting social experiments on unsuspecting, gullible couples and siblings to reveal how our hidden desires, insecurities, needs, perceptions of self drive our relationships, and not real, true love.

But I did get bogged down in parts - couldnt take all the "darlings" and italics being thrown about. Do Brit men really talk like that? And some of the detours she took seemed very irrelevant—while I normally enjoy such interruptions in the story, these weren't very interesting (like that bit about property rights, when Tallis asked if stealing was wrong - huh?).

Would not recommend it as a quick read.