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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
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Jan 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: general-fiction, read-in-2011, classics
Read in January, 2011

I went into this book already loving the story from seeing the broadway show at least 5 times! The story changes a little bit here and there, but all in a good way. I just love the story! It is such a beautiful story, it was great! Why only 4 stars, though? Well, Mr. Hugo loves to hear himself talk, obviously and there were many many times I wanted to throw the book out of the window! The history of slang, the difference between insurrection and revolution, history of the sewer system....I could go on and on. So, as much as I loved it, I felt Mr. Hugo needed an editor badly, so I had to take away a star.

I still recommend this very much, though. Perhaps the abridged version, though?
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Dustin YAY, you finished it, Kathy....it's ABOUT TIME! Congratulations!

One question, though: the history of the sewer system!?!

Dustin The abridged version, Kathy? No way!

Kathy lol. Maybe not exactly! But I would like to reread it, skipping myself over all the non-story chapters. But I don't feel that is cheating, since I've read it all already! :)

Dustin Well no, probably not, since you have read it before, Kathy.:)

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