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Rather scandalous in its day to even suggest adultery, it seems extremely mild today. While the story seems rather hackneyed, one must remember that for 1856, this was cutting new ground. Somewhat of an off-kilter romance novel, I'm a bit at a loss to why it makes it so high on the "great books" lists. I found the characters surrounding Madame Bovary and her escapades far more interesting than Madame herself (who seemed to be ready for Freud's approaching couch with her hysterias). The ending will surprise few...though the darker souls will certainly cheer Madame's choice at the end.
04/14/2011
An interesting and entertaining book with moments of unexpected humor among the darkness exemplified by this period of French history. In my opinion, the characters make up for the heavy-handed melodrama and the consistent use of unlikely coincidences to move the plot along. As is usually the case, the book is far better than what can be gleaned from the films or the musical. At times, its a slog...but well worth one's time.
01/05/2011
A.W. Davidson - The Mystery of Da Vinci Code Meets the Science of Interstellar
FEATURED AUTHOR - A.W. DAVIDSON is a #1 bestselling science fiction author based in Illinois, North Carolina, and sometimes New Mexico. He was shocked when Deconstruction, his first short story and prologue to a much larger adventure, shot to the top of the charts on Amazon. So, he decided to finish writing the full novel - Relics of Dawn: A Story Carved in Time - available now. Before this turn of events, A.W. grew up on a farm and ended up working in fast-paced technology consulting, because that is a logical… Read more