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Chris Fletcher | 124 comments Mod
Feel free to talk about Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, here. The book was joint winner of the poll for France this month.

message 2: by Diane (last edited Nov 28, 2012 05:59PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Diane | 15 comments Such a beautiful and sad story. I can't say that I liked the main character or certain aspects of the subject matter, but Flaubert's writing is quite amazing. I look forward to reading more of his books.

Emma, the incurable romantic, had so much going for her, but she was not content with her life. The more she got, the less content she became. Instead of being happy with her lot in life (which she felt was dull but was actually quite good, considering her humble beginnings), she kept seeking out and anticipating the next big thing that would make her happy. I don't think anyone or anything could make poor Emma happy.

Overall, a great book that stays with you and haunts you. I am already looking forward to reading it a second time (and I don't re-read too many books).

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