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Cosette: Or The Time Of Illusion
his is a sequel to Victor Hugo's classic epic of revolutionary France Les Miserables which was an enormous landmark event in France when it was published. It is two months since the death of Jean Valjean yet in September 1833 his daughter Cosette lives a seemingly idyllic life. Eighteen and married to wild and carefree Marius she is unaware of his unfortunate penchant for ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 31st 2004 by Pan Macmillan
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This was flat. It was an effort to keep reading, just seemed to be event after event, "and then (she/she/they)... It is an attempt to carry the original Les Mis into the period of Louise Phillipe, and incorporate many of the original characters into an ongoing narrative. Many of the connections seemed improbable or superfluous. Characterisation is mainly "telling" rather than any revelation through action. Again, I'm not sure if that is simply an artefact of translating from the French, but it r ...more
This was an odd read because the book ends so abruptly. I feel like another part was expected. It's much better than Laura Kalpakian's "Cosette." However, the characters are no longer "in character," it was difficult to feel invested in their storylines.