Friday, January 05, 2007

First read

of 2007 is done!
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

My first read for 2007 is finished! An interesting book if I do say so myself ;-)
This book was the first one I've completed for the Winter Classics Reading challenge as well.
I'm glad I read it. I did enjoy the book, but apparently I'm not a very deep reader, as I guess I don't understand why this book is held in higher regards than other books published from that time period. I will say, the story could have happened today - well the plot anyway - with a few adjusts for modern conveniences, but I did like it.
The only bad part was in the introduction (which I read without thinking) they gave away pretty much everything that happened in teh book. So despite having never read it before, I knew exactly what would happen. For the most part, I believe the book led to you figuring it all out before it happened, but I would have appreciated not reading a synopsis of the story as part of the foreword!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:09 PM

    I'm going to be reading this book, too. I'm not a deep thinker so much of it's meaning will probably go right over my head. I'm glad to hear your enjoyed it.


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