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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Apr 16, 2010

really liked it

While this is a very, very, very long book (I believe it was originally split up into several installments many years apart)I actually enjoyed it for the most part.
It's kind of intimidating to know that this story is over 400 years old, but you sort of forget once you get into it.
Don Quixote's belief(?) that he's on an important quest is at times laugh-out-loud funny, and at times pathetically sad.
When he finds out that he is nothing but a big joke to everyone around him, the novel turns very melancholic.
When I finished reading it, I felt like I should win some sort of prize for being able to stick with it! But I guess finishing it is a reward in itself, because I can say I actually did it.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different, and who has some extra time on their hands (it's almost a thousand pages).
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