Sunday, April 19, 2009

Evidence...

...that I've been continuing my reading of Les Miserables: I'm on page 524 now. Just completed a 46-page section on convents and voluntary suffering and sacrifice and philosophy. This section seemed to me to be Victor Hugo's little intermission taken as an opportunity to ramble. His thoughts are interesting, I suppose, but they interrupt the story! And a while back, I read 57 pages about Napoleon and his defeat at Waterloo. LOTS of detail there - war analysis and strategy breakdown. Again, though - not sure what it had to do with Jean Valjean and Cosette and my happy little plot.

Does it all come together later? Will it make sense? Or will I add Victor Hugo to my list of "Good Authors I Think Aren't All That Good?"

3 comments:

Laura said...

Geeezzz your post makes me feel so lame, you are so smart! I can't imagine reading a book with more than 500 words, let alone 500 pages, you are an inspiration!

Blah Blah Blayla said...

I definitely don't have the patience to read through all his rambling, but I got to see the broadway show in NYC last year and it was great!
...I'm eager to see what tomorrow brings :)

Diva Mom Vicki said...

It's one of my husband's favorite books and he's read it numerous times...

Me, I couldn't get past the first few chapters! But Dan insists it's worth plugging through!