Sunday, July 8, 2012
It may pass, but I've been entertaining the thought of reading Les Miserables. Well, entertaining as well as actually sampling it on my nook. It seems like a classic I can't not read in my lifetime, and with the movie coming out in December I'd really like to take a stab at it now. I've never even seen the musical, as many have. Unfortunately, I missed it this last go around when they were doing it at the Bob Carr in Orlando, but maybe it was meant to be so I could read the book first?
But I'm quite intimidated and thought I'd see if anyone else has read this?? You know, create my support system and all that. It seems like there are a ton of abridged versions out there, though my plan is to go with the 1500 page unabridged one. It's been ages since I've read a book even remotely that long! And I will say I read the first chapter and was not enamored with the language or writing style. Since then I've read through chapter four and it's flowing much better, though I'm not sure if it'll grab me for the remaining million pages. But one of my favorite books is another French novel that was actually written prior to Les Mis, so I figure it can't be that bad, right?
What are your thoughts?