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The Red and the Black by Stendhal
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Mar 28, 12

Read in January, 1985

This is an unforgettable book. I read it over twenty five years ago and still remember certain things about it vividly. I remember the advice about how to seduce that one character gave another. He told him to write a love letter every day, but here's the twist, don't write it to the one you're in love with, write it to some random woman you aren't in love with.

I remember thinking about how very interesting this advice was at the time, and I have never forgotten it. Did it work in the story? Well, if I told you that then I'd have to hide this review because it would contain a spoiler now wouldn't it. Go find out for yourself! It's a great read.

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