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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
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Sep 09, 08

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This was difficult to rate. I wholeheartedly agree with another reader who wrote: "Some days it was a five star read and others a two, with me wanting to throw it at a wall." The characters were so human, so painful in their weaknesses. It was heartbreaking to witness the obscure (yes!) demise of humans with so much initial promise. I'm half-cursing Hardy. But he does make his statement (shockingly for the time period) about marriage, social norms, feminism. Sue drove me crazy throughout, but I did feel for poor Jude.

Still...I thought it was a great read, but would be hesitant to recommend it to those who can't handle Hardy's bleakness. Quite depressing.
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message 1: by Mandi (new)

Mandi Waller Okay, I saw this movie at the international theatre at BYU and cried my eyes out! (sobbing) I don't think I could handle reading the book . . . so I'll be interested to know how it goes.


message 2: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa It's been so many years since I read Hardy. Maybe I should add a read to my list? And since I'm the strange girl that finds bleakness attractive I'm thinking maybe I should :).


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