couldn’t imagine – particularly since she had died by choice – how she could have left unfinished on the bedside table, Lawrence Durell’s Clea. There is no way, I thought, having slogged through the first three books of The Alexandria Quartet (and it IS a slog), I wouldn’t have finished the last third of the final book before making my exit.
Of course, slog did sound like a derogatory word in the context, but as I absolutely loved every minute of Durell’s Alexandria quartet when I read it, as a young woman, –not sure I could stomach it again NOW, incidentally — I had to look the word up.
intransitive verb 1 : to plod heavily : tramp 2 : to work hard and steadily : plug
By the way, that post and the one by Terri Dulong got me really interested and I’ll have to write more than a “word” post about my future being shorter than my past 😉