...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?"