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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
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May 09, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die, historical-fiction, own-it, britain, classic, human-relationships, husband-wife-relationship
Read in May, 2010 — I own a copy
BCID: 7739077

Despite the fact that this book was overall rather slow to read, occasionally cumbersome in its use of language, and rather depressing, I enjoyed it. However, I must admit that I read it in pieces, rather than straight through, so that may have made it more bearable. I enjoyed the depth to which Hardy developed his characters, and all the intricacies (and dysfunctions) which he managed to describe within human relationships. All in all, not a bad read for a classic, but it is definitely not a book to read if you are depressed or suffering from relationship problems.

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Reading Progress

04/19/2009 page 113
23.35% "I had stopped reading this quite some time ago, but am now picking it back up so as to work on the "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" list."
02/03/2010 page 299
61.78% "I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I'm enjoying this book now."
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