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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

I don't know about this one. The main character is scandalous, of course, which I suppose is the point but she effectively destroys her entire family. Immature and selfish are some of the nicest things I can think about her. I have to wonder about Flaubert's opinion of women. It would seem that it isn't very high... As far as the actual reading of the book goes, I could have done without alot of the 'extras'. There is a great deal of side stories and explanations, conversations amongst the townspeople that start interestingly enough but are never finished. It left me wondering if he was paid by the word...

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