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It's the tenth!

Once a month book_memes demands to know what are you reading?





What book are you currently reading?
How far in are you?
What's it about?
Are you enjoying it?



[my answers in comments]

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lucieandco
Aug. 10th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
What book are you currently reading?
"Notre Dame de Paris"/"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo.

How far in are you?
Just about 250/600 pages.

What's it about?
Various fates intertwining in 1482 Paris (including those of an archdeacon tormented by his celibacy, a luckless poet, and a charming and clever goat).

Are you enjoying it?
I like the goat. And the fact that there were eleven characters called Jehan within the first sixty pages. And-- mainly I love seeing some earlyish prose fiction by Victor Hugo. Everything I know as the quirks of his style/narrative/take-on-the-concept-of-the-novel from "Les Misérables" and "93" is here already in an adorably underdeveloped way - especially the Voice of God generalised statements, which in spite of their pompous build-up are sometimes rather commonplace truths ('Great events can have unforeseeable consequences!').