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Is this book a quick read or does it linger forever?

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Jason Khadka It is a tragic novel and will leave a bitter taste as you go into the story. I would highly recommend it. It is an English literature classic and is a very good read.
Dick Buchanan I found that at points it reads quick and at other points it lingers. I may go back and read it again at some point. When I finished I believed that one of the things Hardy wanted to show was that Henchard never really changes. I wonder if I would have the same conclusion if I read it again...
Stephie Rogers I personally think that it lingers. It's well done and there are parts that will leave your jaw dropped - but it's taking me a long time to get through.
Charles Wagner Noooo. This does not read quickly. It is good to take notes, in case you fall asleep, so you will know who did what. By the way, what happened to the furmity lady?
Janey Thomas Hardy writes books which are more like cruises than commutes - you have to enjoy the journey or it is really not worth your time.
If you like a slower journey you may enjoy this - it doesn't take many many hours to get through like some classics (War and Peace - 67 hours on Audible or Martin Chuzzlewit 40 hours.) This is 13 hours on Audible, and it usually takes less time to read silently than to read aloud.
CathyD I haven't finished yet but the movie lingers forever...worthwhile but...Forever...
Hadia This book is yucky!! romance....mad love...... marry one and another dies!! I never recommend it! Don"t waste ur time reading it!! better read hunger games or black beauty or harry potter or Paulo Ceolho or dan brown or forty rules of love....
Thefarmingdaughter I would say it's a fairly quick read. The book itself isn't too long and the plot twists keep it interesting. I did find myself mulling over the points Hardy makes in the book for quite awhile after I read it though.
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