04 March 2011

Madame Bovary ~ Gustave Flaubert

A classic ... I throw one in every so often ... but this one I’ll throw away!
Discussed on First Tuesday Book Club.

It is rare for me to give up on a book.
I like an old-fashioned read.
I want to enrich myself with classics.
I admire Marieke’s opinion on FTBC.

BUT .... agghhhhhhhh! I couldn’t do it!

I just couldn’t cope with this book. A lot (lot, lot, lot) of blah blah blah. Yes, I can discuss the finer points of Emma’s behaviour but it just isn’t worth it. I figure that maybe the problem is that in today’s world Emma is just a little naughty and self-centred ... no big deal.

First Tuesday Book Club