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Bouvard and Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert
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Aug 15, 08

liked it

It was funny, in a very distant and classics-of-the-French-persusasion way. Much of the time, it seemed like there were a million different jokes zinging through the (proverbial) air that I simply couldn't grasp because I'm not a French gentleman living in the country (much to my eternal shame and regret, I assure you). Think "Withnail and I", except aimed at philosophical and literary intellectuals who would understand what Flaubert was making fun of. I still like "Madame Bovary" better (and by "like better" I actually mean that I fall to pieces with joy every time I read it) which might say more about me than about the book.

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