Welcome back--to Bryn Mawr, to our ongoing discussion about the story of evolution, to the beginning of our discussion about the evolution of stories and, of course, to the end of Howard. And so (to get right to the point!): how, on first reading, does Forster's novel strike you? (I'm assuming this is a first reading for everyone...?) What do you most notice? What pleases and pulls you into the novel? What puts you off? What echoes of other stories do you hear in it? What else (experiential/material/textual) does it remind you of? How does it seem different, or unique, from anything else you know? Have I asked enough questions yet?