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Norman Denny
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
Wow. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.In a brief book that will weld itself to your hands until you finish it, Simenon nails a large bunch of issues from power in marriage, masculinity, views on men and women, as well as the "romance" of the American drive. (Note this was one of...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 10 years ago
Victor Hugo's classic Les Misérables is a good story bogged down by many digressions. It's probably what anyone should expect from the era. Authors of the time did frequently step away from the narrative and give their opinions about this matter or that, then tell you about the historical context (H...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 10 years ago
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” So - where should I begin? I do not even think it remotely possible to sum up all my feelings about this novel in 20.000 simple letters. Perhaps I will never be able to put down in words how this book touched me and burned into the core of my bei...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 10 years ago
This epic novel by Victor Hugo was quite a surprising treat. I think the enchantment felt was partially due to the lack of knowledge I had of this popular story. I've never seen any of the films or ventured out to see the play. Anyone who has ever read this will know Hugo tends to digress into many ...
AnnaMatsuyama rated it 10 years ago
3.5[...]there is no man more terrible in action than a dreamer.The story is amazing and I understand why musicals and movies are so popular as they don't include Hugo's moralizing, preaching, philosophizing. I din't mind these parts especially about Waterloo and Paris sewers but I see why some peopl...
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