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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Jan 06, 2009

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I did it. It took me about a month, but I have read the entre book of Don Quixote. I can't find many people who have...
At first, I really did not like this book. Being written a long time ago, it is not a quick read. Many characers are introduced and all want to give long speeches. Needless to say, it does not move fast like a modern novel. It does take work to read this - attention and time must be put into it. I stayed with it, and then really enjoyed it. By the end, I was ready for it to be over, so I have it 3 instead of 4 stars.
I did not know that Don Quixote was written in two parts, fifteen years apart, and another author had tried to write part two in the mean time. Cervantes didn't really appreciate this and makes fun of it several times in the book. I will be interested to talk about this one at book club to see what people got out of it.
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message 1: by Noris (new)

Noris Good! I think that don Quijote is an excellent book. I hope that you enjoy it.

message 2: by Sung Kyoung (new)

Sung Kyoung did you read this in Spanish?

Brandon O'Neill Sung Kyoung wrote: "did you read this in Spanish?"

I read a really old English translation. There are supposed to be some newer translations that are really good.

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