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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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My main fault as a reviewer/critic is that I cannot like a book if I do not like any of the characters. And I couldn't find a single character worth my sympathy in Madame Bovary. Charles is a weak sad sack; Emma is a self-centered, self-deluding, vain creature. Homais is tiresome. Rodolphe a cad.

The realism that is so praised in Flaubert seemed to stretch on forever. Although I did learn some details of French provincial life in the mid-19th century.

Mostly, I don't feel I can give much of a review, since this simply wasn't my cup of tea; I only finished it because it was part of a reading challenge I signed up for.

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Reading Progress

October 6, 2008 – Shelved
October 21, 2011 – Started Reading
November 21, 2011 –
0.0% "1/3 of the way through listening, and it is starting to get a little less boring."
November 22, 2011 –
33.0%
December 5, 2011 –
45.0%
December 21, 2011 –
84.0%
December 21, 2011 – Finished Reading

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