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Indiana by George Sand
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Jul 09, 2011

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3.5-stars, really.

I didn't enjoy reading this book very much but I did enjoy the pondering and reflection that has resulted. The used of allegory was excellent and the portrait of life for a married woman in the early 1800s was portrayed achingly. I also enjoyed the Creole threads of the story. So - lots of interesting things going on but it was inconsistently delivered. Translation issue? Maybe? There was one section in particular that droned on about the political climate of France and, holy hell, it sucked. to be fair, I had recently read War and Peace and Les Misérables right before INDIANA, and Hugo and Tolstoy write political asides like nobody's business...so in contrast, Sand was lacking.
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Reading Progress

July 9, 2011 – Shelved
August 5, 2011 – Started Reading
August 5, 2011 –
page 31
11.44%
August 14, 2011 –
page 77
28.41%
August 15, 2011 –
page 123
45.39%
August 15, 2011 –
page 185
68.27% "Mostly, I want to punch Indiana in the throat."
August 16, 2011 – Finished Reading

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