4 journalers for this copy...
If you suspect that Dumas is French, then you have obviously been reading my blog for a while and know that I am currently obsessed with all things French. This book was recommended in Great French Books and, since I had it in my TBR (and it's been there for a good year), I decided to give it a read.
Would you like it? Do you like to read stories about poor young women who give themselves to rich fellows? In real life, this apparently happened to Dumas. It's quite sad, really. I'm starting to find that many (most?) French books are quite sad.
Journal Entry 2
Bookbox in -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc, Texas USA on Monday, May 31, 2010
Released 10 yrs ago (5/31/2010 UTC) at Bookbox in -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc, Texas USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Off to a new reader!
Journal Entry 3
St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Thursday, August 12, 2010
Selected from the 1001 book box. Thank you!
Journal Entry 4
St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Saturday, January 15, 2011
This was so short, but I really struggled through it. It felt like a much longer book to me because it took so much effort on my part. I had trouble with the style, meandering along more as a collection of musings than a coherent story. There would be a phrase or a paragraph here and there which would grab me, but it never lasted. Just not my cup of tea, I guess!
Journal Entry 5
-- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, January 23, 2011
Released 10 yrs ago (1/23/2011 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Traveling in the 1001 Bookbox once again for Round 3!
Journal Entry 6
Littlestown, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I'm going to agree with flewry, I really struggled with it, meandering, musings, jumping back and forth, not telling a coherent story. Occasionally something would hint at the true story beneath it but this book is just not anything I would recommend to anyone. 1001 book list or not.
However, obviously this is a translation, perhaps the true beauty of the book is in its native language, maybe the translator lost the flow of the story when they had to translate it word by word, who knows what the author originally intended?
So, this book took a small break from the 1001 bookbox but jumped back in in hopes of finding someone who can appreciate it better :)
Journal Entry 7
Carlsbad, California USA on Sunday, March 20, 2011
Selected from the 1001 book box - just started it!