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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
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bookshelves: now-classic, in-2015

I did enjoy this book, though the speed at which I read it seemed to make it never-ending. I most liked Bois-Guilbert and Rebecca. Ivanhoe and Rowena seemed to show up too little to make them truly compelling characters. I may spend more time some day trying to figure out exactly what I thought of this book—currently Scott's language is remarkably high-flown, even for simple matters. The incident that sticks most readily in my mind is when Friar Tuck, in conversation with the Black Knight, says something along the lines of, "It not being my habit to speak when signs will do, I will respond to your questions by the pointing of my finger." And then proceeds to do so. I did zone out multiple times while reading this book.

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Reading Progress

June 17, 2011 – Shelved
June 21, 2015 – Started Reading
July 21, 2015 – Finished Reading

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