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User Topic: Anyone read Les Miserables?
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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, June 7th (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Care to discuss?


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Default  Posted: 3:26 PM, June 7th (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yes I did. I have always been an avid reader, and every year during the summer I attempt to read a classic. I read this one exactly 13 years ago, I know this because I was pregger's w/ my daughter.
I read the unabridge 1200+ page one. It was amazing. There are a few slow parts, and parts that i would have preferred to skip, but most of it gets neatly tied back in at some point.
I loved the show, and the music, and chose to read it based on that.
I am glad that I did. There are so many subplots that you miss out on w/ the show that you would never, ever know about unless you read it.

Great book. I would re-read an abridged version.

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Default  Posted: 1:54 AM, June 8th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yes it's good, but long.

I preferred Cirano the Bergerac (of the musical books I read), but don't know if seeing we are at SI it's the best recommendation.

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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, June 8th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's one of my favourites. I'll read it once every 3 years or so.

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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, June 8th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Only in French - what do you want to discuss?

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Default  Posted: 7:24 PM, June 10th (Sunday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read it in Spanish as teen and in English as a young adult. Such a powerful story of one man's struggle for a second chance

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Default  Posted: 2:27 PM, June 11th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My thoughts:

1) It was difficult to read, not the language, but the style or pacing. Hugo would leave me hanging and move off for like 5+ chapters at a time on other subjects (Battle of Waterloo, etc). I found myself skipping many, many chapters.

2) I loved Valjean's story!

3) When I finished reading, it was around 12am and I experienced such a profound sadness I had to read something else to take my mind off of it.

4) I'm sure I have more to say about it, I just can't think of it right now.


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