A very enjoyable yet problematic book. It certainly isn't brilliant in its structure or its overt imagery and somewhat claustrophobic feel. Yet i really loved it, there is a truth to this book that is facinating. I also think many of its faults seem to be so excepted by Forster, both in the books content and style that you easily forgive them. For example Rickys appaling writing seems to me to represent Foresters own low self worth. There are also wonderful characters that remain with you. Aunt Emily being my favourite by far. Very much worth a read, ignore the many critics who seem to rubbish it!